Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Questions (475)

Denis Naughten


475. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an application by a person (details supplied) will receive a decision; the reason for the delay in same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [22750/19]

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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 concerned on 28 February 2019. This claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on the 23 May 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.