Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2832)

Aindrias Moynihan


2832. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the waiting times to process applications for the invalidity pension; the number of applications on hand; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34548/19]

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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 average time taken to process a new IP claim in June 2019 was 11 weeks. At the end of June there were 2,544 applications pending. The Department is committed to ensuring that claims are processed as expeditiously as possible.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.