Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (521)

Tom Neville


521. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51716/18]

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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 15 November 2018.  In order to establish whether the medical condition for IP is satisfied in this case, the Department sent two forms to the gentleman on 05 December 2018.  On receipt of the completed forms the claim will be processed as quickly as possible and he will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.