Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2753)

Tom Neville

Question:

2753. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a matter will be addressed regarding an application for an invalidity pension by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [33191/19]

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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 the 26 June 2019. In order to assist with the assessment of her medical suitability for IP, two forms for completion issued to her on 11 July 2019. On receipt of the completed forms, the IP claim will be processed as quickly as possible and she will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.