Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1456)

Robert Troy

Question:

1456. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an invalidity pension will be awarded to a person (details supplied) following review. [19599/19]

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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 14 January 2019.  Her claim was disallowed on the grounds that the contribution conditions for the scheme were not satisfied.  She was notified on the 26 March 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal. The lady concerned requested a review of this decision and a Deciding Officer wrote to her on 30 April 2019 requesting confirmation of the date she ceased self-employment. The review will be finalised as soon as possible on receipt of the requested information.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.