Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Ceisteanna (151)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

151. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a decision will be made on an application by a person (details supplied) for an invalidity pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41291/19]

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.

A claim for IP was received from the gentleman in question on 16 July 2019. My department is currently processing his application and the deciding officer (DO) is satisfied that the contribution and medical conditions for the scheme are satisfied. His claim will be finalized as quickly as possible and he will be notified directly of the outcome by the DO.

In the meantime, the gentleman concerned is in receipt of a weekly disability allowance payment ata reduced rate based on his weekly means.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.