Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Ceisteanna (591)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

591. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when backdated partial capacity and invalidity pension payments will be issued to a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50263/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The person concerned is in receipt of Partial Capacity Benefit at a rate of €104.20 per week.

Partial Capacity Benefit (PCB) allows a person who has been in receipt of Illness Benefit for six months or Invalidity Pension and who may not have full capacity for work, to return to employment and continue to receive a partial or full payment from the Department.

The personal rate of Partial Capacity Benefit payment is based on the assessment of a person's restriction on capacity for work i.e. moderate, severe or profound, where either 50%, 75%, or 100% of a person's payment is maintained.

The person concerned was assessed as having a moderate incapacity for work and as such he receives 50% of his Invalidity Pension payment per week.

The person concerned ceased work from the 30th June 2019 to the 3rd November 2019. The Person Concerned's rate of payment has been uplifted to the full rate of Invalidity Pension for this period and all arrears due to him have been issued.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.