Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (704)

Aindrias Moynihan

Question:

704. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if the review of an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied) will be expedited; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53067/19]

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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 this lady on 18 April 2019.  Her claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on 06 August 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal. 

The lady concerned requested a review of the decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of her review request.

Following a review of all the information available the lady referred to has been awarded IP with effect from 18 April 2019.  Payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 09 January 2020.  Any arrears due from 18 April 2019 to 08 January 2020  will issue as soon as possible.  The lady in question was notified of this decision on 12 December 2019.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.