Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (632)

Michael Healy-Rae


632. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an oral hearing will be provided in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [37197/19]

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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 08 April 2019.  Her claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied.  She was notified on 16 July 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.   

To date there is no record of a review or an appeal request of this disallowance decision and there is no record of an application for disability allowance (DA) from the lady in question.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.