Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Ceisteanna (506)

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy

Ceist:

506. Deputy Marcella Corcoran Kennedy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a social welfare claim by a person (details supplied) will be processed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [38261/19]

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 2 August 2018. This claim was disallowed as the gentleman did not reply to requests for information required by the Department in order determine his eligibility for IP. He was notified on 12 March 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of his right of review and appeal.

He requested a review of the decision on 11 July 2019. A Deciding Officer (DO) of the department wrote to him on 12 July 2019 and 25 July 2019 requesting further information relevant to his claim. As he has failed to provide the information requested, the DO wrote to him again on 17 September 2019 requesting the information be provided in order determine his eligibility for IP.

The review will be finalised as quickly as possible on receipt of the requested information.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.