Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (773)

Robert Troy

Question:

773. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an application for an invalidity pension by a person (details supplied) will be expedited. [29349/19]

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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 18 January 2019 and further medical evidence in relation to her claim was received on 05 April 2019.  This claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied.  She was notified on 04 July 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.