Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (590)

Charlie McConalogue


590. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied) in County Donegal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16288/19]

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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 gentleman referred to has been awarded invalidity pension with effect from 24 January 2019.  Payment will issue to his nominated bank account on 11 April 2019.  Any arrears due from 24 January 2019 to 10 April 2019 will issue in due course.  The gentleman in question was notified of this decision on 04 April 2019 and the Deciding Officer also issued a request asking that the gentleman concerned provide a P45 or letter from his employer confirming the last date of his employment. 

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.