Thursday, 1 February 2018

Ceisteanna (327)

John McGuinness

Ceist:

327. Deputy John McGuinness asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if an invalidity pension will be approved in the case of a person (details supplied). [5086/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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 1 December 2017. The Deciding Officer is satisfied that the medical conditions for the scheme are satisfied. The gentleman in question has recently claimed an increase for a qualified adult (IQA) and eligibility for the IQA and an increase for a qualified child (IQC) is being assessed. His IP claim will be finalised as quickly as possible and he will be notified directly of the outcome.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.