Thursday, 13 June 2019

Questions (209, 210)

Willie Penrose

Question:

209. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amounts paid to a person (details supplied) in respect of the increase the person received in payments for two qualified children from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24678/19]

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Willie Penrose

Question:

210. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amount received by a person (detail supplied) for the person and the person's spouse as adult dependants for the year ended 31 December 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24679/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 209 and 210 together.

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 concerned is in receipt of IP from 07 September 2017. He is in receipt of payment at the maximum weekly personal rate of €208.50. In addition, he is in receipt of an increase for a qualified adult (IQA) payable at the maximum weekly rate of €148.90 and receives an increase for two qualified children (IQC) payable at the maximum weekly rate of €37.00 per child. A statement of his IP including IQA and IQC paid in 2018 has issued to the gentleman.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.