Thursday, 7 February 2019

Questions (252)

Paul Kehoe


252. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an invalidity pension review for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6127/19]

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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 for the lady concerned on 29 January 2018. Her application was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on 06 March 2018 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review or appeal.

The lady concerned requested an appeal of the decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of her appeal. Following a review by a deciding officer of this medical evidence in conjunction with all information available to date, it has been decided that there is no change to the original decision. A submission is being prepared by the Department and will be forwarded to the Social Welfare Appeals Office for determination as soon as possible.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.