Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (676)

Robert Troy


676. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an invalidity pension review for a person (details supplied) will be expedited. [9460/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

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 gentleman concerned on the 01 December 2017. He was refused IP on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. He was notified on the 18 January 2018 of this decision, the reasons for it and of his right of review and appeal. The gentleman concerned requested a review of this decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of his request. Following a review of all the information available the DO is now satisfied that the medical conditions for the scheme are satisfied.

A Deciding Officer of the department wrote to him on the 26 February 2018 requesting further information relevant to his claim. The claim will be finalised as quickly as possible on receipt of the requested information.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.