Thursday, 22 February 2018

Ceisteanna (216)

Michael Healy-Rae

Ceist:

216. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9069/18]

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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 lady referred to on 17 November 2017. She was refused IP on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on the 18 January 2018 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal. As per your representation, the lady in question has changed address since her application. The decision has reissued to her current address, affording her the right of review and appeal within 21 days of date of the reissued letter.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.