Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Ceisteanna (395)

Chris Andrews


395. Deputy Chris Andrews asked the Minister for Social Protection the status of an application for invalidity benefit by a person (details supplied); and when she can expect to receive a decision on her case. [31127/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

Invalidity pension (IP) is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and for no other reason and who satisfy the pay related social insurance (PRSI) contribution conditions.

The department received a claim for IP for the lady concerned on 26 June 2020. The claim was refused on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. She was notified on 5 October 2020 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.

I hope this clarifies the position for the Deputy.