Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2782)

Niamh Smyth


2782. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an invalidity pension application review for a person (details supplied). [33620/19]

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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 22 February 2019. She was disallowed IP on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on 29 May 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

She requested a review of the decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of her request. Following a review of all the information available it has been decided that there is no change to the original decision. She was notified on 19 July 2019 of the outcome of the review.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Question No. 2783 answered with Question No. 2773.