Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Questions (1319)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

1319. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on an invalidity pension review for a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13875/19]

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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 concerned on 03 September 2018.  Her claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on 19 November 2018 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review or appeal.

The lady concerned requested a review of this decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of her request. Following a review of all the information available it has been decided that there is no change to the original decision.  She was notified on 22 March 2019 of the outcome of the review.  

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.