Thursday, 11 July 2019

Questions (896)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy


896. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an invalidity pension claim by a person (details supplied) will be processed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [30613/19]

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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 gentleman concerned on 2 August 2018. This claim was disallowed as the gentleman did not reply to requests for information required by the Department in order determine his eligibility for IP. He was notified on 12 March 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of his right of review and appeal.

To date he has not requested a review or sought an appeal of the disallowance decision.

It is open to him to request a review of this decision and provide all the information requested bythe Department to determine entitlement or, if his circumstances have changed, to submit a new application for IP.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.