Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ceisteanna (402)

Tom Neville

Ceist:

402. Deputy Tom Neville asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of a review of an invalidity pension application by a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50940/19]

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 06 February 2018. His claim was disallowed on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. He was notified on 06 July 2018 of this decision, the reasons for it and of his right of review or appeal.

He requested a review of this decision and submitted further medical evidence in support of the review. Following a review of all the information available it was decided that there was no change to the original decision. He was notified on 02 November 2018 of the outcome of the review.

A request for a further review was received from your office on 10 October 2019 with further medical evidence attached. Following a review of all the information available it was decided that there was no change to the original decision. He was notified on 02 December 2019 of the outcome of the review.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.