Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1883)

Bernard Durkan


1883. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) can transfer to invalidity pension from their present payment if they qualify for a disablement payment or alternative; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36595/19]

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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 gentleman referred to has been awarded invalidity pension with effect from 16 May 2019. Payment will issue to his nominated bank account on 19 September 2019. Any arrears due from 16 May 2019 to 18 September 2019 (less any overlapping social welfare payment) will issue as soon as possible. The gentleman in question was notified of this decision on 04 September 2019.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.