Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Questions (248)

Darragh O'Brien

Question:

248. Deputy Darragh O'Brien asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application for invalidity benefit by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1927/19]

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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 from the lady referred to on 08 November 2018. Her claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on the 11 January 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.