Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (762)

Seán Sherlock


762. Deputy Sean Sherlock asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an invalidity pension, IP, application by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29304/19]

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 for the gentleman concerned on 17 September 2018.  The claim was refused on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. He was notified on 14 February 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of his right of review and appeal.  He requested an appeal of this decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of his request.  Following a review of all the information available the deciding officer is satisfied that the medical conditions for the scheme are satisfied.

The gentleman referred to has been awarded invalidity pension with effect from 20 September 2018.  Payment will issue to his nominated bank account on 18 July 2019.  Any arrears due from 20 September 2018 to 17 July 2019 (less any overlapping social welfare payment) will issue as soon as possible.  The gentleman in question was notified of this decision on 03 July 2019.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.