Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Questions (150)

Michael Healy-Rae


150. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38960/19]

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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 26 August 2019. In order to establish medical suitability two medical report forms for completion issued to him on 28 August 2019. One of the completed medical report forms was received by the Department on 10 September 2019 and the other on 19 September 2019. His claim will be processed as quickly as possible and he will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.