Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Questions (508)

John McGuinness

Question:

508. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an invalidity pension application will be approved for a person (details supplied). [38302/19]

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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 8 February 2019. His claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. He was notified on 17 May 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of his right of review or appeal.

He requested a review of this decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of the review. Following a review of all the information available it was decided that there was no change to the original decision. He was notified on 19 September 2019 of the outcome of the review.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.