Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2705)

Paul Kehoe


2705. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the position in relation to the request for information to be supplied to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32500/19]

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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 lady referred to was awarded invalidity pension under Irish Legislation with effect from the 11 October 2018. As she had indicated on her application form that she had worked in Latvia, an application was made on her behalf to the Latvian Authorities who subsequently requested medical information.

The Medical Review and Assessment section of this Department is in the process of scheduling an appointment to conduct an in-person medical assessment, the findings of which will be recorded on form E213. It is expected that this will be completed by third week of August, following which the E213 report will be expedited to the Latvian Authorities