Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2709)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

2709. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the length of time it is taking to process invalidity pension applications; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32603/19]

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 average time taken to process a new IP claim in June 2019 was 11 weeks. The Department is committed to ensuring that claims are processed as expeditiously as possible.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.