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Invalidity Pension Applications

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 14 February 2019

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Questions (266)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

266. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an invalidity pension payment has been approved or is under consideration in the case of a person (details supplied); if an appeal against the previous decision will be facilitated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7614/19]

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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 referred to on 11 May 2018. Her application was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on 05 February 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the deputy.

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