Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Questions (271)

Peter Burke

Question:

271. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an increase in back pay for a person (details supplied) due to incorrect advice provided; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27159/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Backdating of the Invalidity Pension claim of the gentleman concerned has been considered and the claim has now been awarded from 11 October 2018, i.e. from the first Thursday following cessation of his self employment. Arrears for the period 11 October 2018 to 26 June 2019 will issue as soon as possible to his nominated bank account. He was notified of this decision on 21 June 2019.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.