Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (543)

Seán Sherlock

Question:

543. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position regarding an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [52005/18]

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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 lady concerned on 18 September 2018.  In order to establish whether the medical and contribution conditions for IP are satisfied in this case, the Department sent two forms to the lady on 06 December 2018.  On receipt of the completed forms the claim will be processed as quickly as possible and she will be notified directly of the outcome. The lady concerned is in receipt of the means-tested Disability Allowance from this department since 27 September 2017. 

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.