Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1455)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

1455. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) qualifies for an increase for qualified adult on their invalidity pension payment in respect of their spouse; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19580/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The lady referred to has been awarded the personal rate of invalidity pension with effect from 04 April 2019.  Payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 16 May 2019.  Any arrears due from 04 April 2019 to 15 May 2019 (less any overlapping social welfare payment) will issue in due course.  The lady in question was notified of this decision on 02 May 2019.  Correspondence issued to the lady referred to on 23 April 2019 asking if she wished to claim an increase for a qualified adult on her claim.  To date no reply has been received to this correspondence.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.