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State Pensions

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 7 July 2020

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Questions (527)

Paul Donnelly

Question:

527. Deputy Paul Donnelly asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the reason a person (details supplied) has not received their pension entitlements since retiring from Connolly hospital in January 2020 on health grounds. [14449/20]

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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 for no other reason and who satisfy the pay related social insurance (PRSI) contribution conditions.

The department received a claim for IP for this lady on 27 November 2019. It was awarded on the 11 January 2020 and her first payment issued to her nominated bank account on the 30 January 2020.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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