Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1255)

Niamh Smyth


1255. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a review of an application by a person (details supplied); when a decision will be made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13074/19]

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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 gentleman referred to on 08 November 2018.

His claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. He was notified on 21 February 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of his right of review and appeal.

He requested a review of this decision and submitted further medical evidence on 27 February 2019 in support of his request.  Following a review of all the information available it has been decided that there is no change to the original decision.  He was notified on 19 March 2019 of the outcome of the review.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.