Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Questions (713)

Willie O'Dea

Question:

713. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [53111/19]

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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 28 May 2019.  His claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied.  He was notified on 29 August 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 12 December 2019 of the outcome of the review.     

 I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.