Thursday, 11 July 2019

Ceisteanna (929)

Pat Deering

Ceist:

929. Deputy Pat Deering asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will have a decision on an application for invalidity. [31412/19]

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 30 April 2019. The deciding officer (DO) is satisfied that the medical conditions for the scheme are satisfied.

The gentleman in question has claimed an increase for a qualified adult (IQA) and the fuel allowance. The DO has requested further information from him in order to assess eligibility for the IQA and fuel allowance. As soon as this information has been received the 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.