Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Ceisteanna (501)

Marc MacSharry


501. Deputy Marc MacSharry asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) in County Sligo will receive a decision on an invalidity pension application; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49090/19]

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 this lady on the 02 April 2019. Her claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on 08 August 2019 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

The lady concerned subsequently requested a review of the decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of her request.

Following a review of all the information available the lady referred to has been awarded IP with effect from 04 April 2019. Payment will issue to her nominated bank account on 05 December 2019. Any arrears due from 04 April 2019 to 04 December 2019 (less any overlapping social welfare payment) will issue as soon as possible. The lady in question was notified of this decision on the 22 November 2019.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.