Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1773)

Robert Troy


1773. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an invalidity pension will be awarded to a person (details supplied). [34726/19]

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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. Partial Capacity Benefit (PCB) is a payment which allows people to return to work or self-employment (if they have reduced capacity to work) and continue to receive a payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP).

The lady concerned had been in receipt of PCB which had ceased from 26th Feb 2018. She applied for IP on March 13th 2019 and was determined as being eligible with effect from 14 March 2019. As she remains in employment her PCB payment has been reinstated with effect from 14 March 2019 at the rate applicable to a person who has a moderate incapacity for work which is 50% of the personal rate IP payment.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.