Thursday, 28 January 2016

Questions (34)

Michael Creed

Question:

34. Deputy Michael Creed asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when she will issue a decision on an application by a person (details supplied) in County Cork under the invalidity pension scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3551/16]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Invalidity pension (IP) is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and who satisfy the pay related social insurance (PRSI) contribution conditions.

The department received a claim for IP for the person concerned on the 28 July 2015. A deciding officer (DO) refused IP to the person concerned on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on the 18 September 2015 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

The person concerned requested a review of this decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of her request. Following a review of all the information available the DO is now satisfied that the medical conditions for the scheme are satisfied.

On the 26 January 2016, a DO requested that the person concerned provide details of the preferred payment method which was omitted from the claim form. Upon receipt of same, the IP claim will be finalised and the person in question will be notified directly of the outcome.