Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Questions (606)

Seán Sherlock


606. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be finalised on an invalidity pension appeal by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [25061/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

On receipt of additional medical evidence submitted in support of the appeal of the gentleman concerned, a review of the claim was carried out by a deciding officer and he has been awarded invalidity pension with effect 26 April 2018. Payment will issue to his nominated bank account on 27 June 2019. Any arrears due from 26 April 2018 to 26 June 2019 (less any overlapping social welfare payment) will issue in due course. The gentleman in question was notified of this decision on 13 June 2019.

The gentleman has also claimed an increase for qualified child(ren) (IQC). On 13 June 2019 the deciding officer requested further information from him in order to assess eligibility for an IQC. As soon as this information has been received the IQC claim will be finalised as quickly as possible and he will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.