Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1902)

Willie Penrose

Question:

1902. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a social welfare appeal with regard to a carer's allowance by a person (details supplied); if same will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36790/19]

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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 12 December 2018. The claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on 16 May 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

She requested an appeal of this decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of her request. Following a review of all the information available the Deciding Officer is satisfied that the medical conditions for the scheme are satisfied. The Deciding Officer wrote to the lady on 04 September 2019 requesting her birth certificate. As soon as this information has been received the IP claim will be finalised as quickly as possible and she will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.