Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (560)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

560. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the progress to date in the determination of an application for an invalidity pension in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38120/20]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

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 the lady referred to on 08 October 2020. The claim was refused on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on 16 November 2020 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the position for the Deputy.