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Social Welfare Benefits Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 29 January 2019

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Questions (548)

Seán Sherlock


548. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) in County Kildare has had her disability allowance cut; and the status of an invalidity pension application. [3784/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person concerned has had an Increase for Qualified Child Allowance, IQC, in respect of her daughter reinstated on her Disability Allowance, DA, payment with effect from 4 July 2018.

Arrears of payment due issued to the person concerned on 24 January 2019.

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 lady referred to has been awarded invalidity pension with effect from 28 September 2017. Payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 31 January 2019. Any arrears due from 28 September 2017 to 30 January 2019 (less any overlapping social welfare payment) will issue as soon as possible. The lady in question was notified of this decision on 24 January 2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.