Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1796)

Michael Healy-Rae


1796. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a review of an application for an invalidity pension by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [35123/19]

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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 gentleman concerned on 05 April 2019. He was disallowed IP on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. He was notified on 27 May 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of his right of review and appeal.

He requested a review of the decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of his request. Following a review of all the information available it has been decided that there is no change to the original decision. He was notified on 22 August 2019 of the outcome of the review.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Question No. 1797 answered with Question No. 1786.