Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (254)

John McGuinness

Question:

254. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for an invalidity pension by a person (details supplied) will be expedited and approved. [27382/19]

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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 13 March 2019. This claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on 25 June 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.