Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (602)

Niamh Smyth

Ceist:

602. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the payment options available to a person (details supplied) in respect of a life-long illness. [7676/19]

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 from the lady concerned on 30 October 2018.  Her claim was disallowed on the grounds that the contribution conditions for the scheme were not satisfied.  She was notified on 14 January 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

The lady concerned requested a review of this decision and following a review of all the information available a deciding officer has confirmed the original decision to disallow the claim on the grounds that the contribution conditions are not satisfied.  She was notified on 15 February 2019 of the outcome of the review.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.