Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Questions (467)

Robert Troy


467. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a full invalidity pension will be awarded to a person (details supplied). [48669/19]

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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 11 September 2019. This claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on the 20 November 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.