Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (261)

Pat Deering


261. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will issue on an application for an invalidity payment by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27019/19]

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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.

A claim for IP was received from the lady referred to on 23 January 2019. Her application was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on 27 February 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

The lady requested a review of this decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of her request. Following a review of all the information available the deciding officer is satisfied that the conditions for the scheme are satisfied.

The lady referred to has been awarded invalidity pension with effect from 24 January 2019. Payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 11 July 2019. Any arrears due from 24 January 2019 to 10 July 2019 (less any overlapping social welfare payment) will issue as soon as possible. The lady in question was notified of this decision on 24 June 2019.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.