Written answers

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Department of Social Protection

Invalidity Pension Applications

Photo of Michael McNamaraMichael McNamara (Clare, Labour)
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109. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection when a decision will issue to a person (details supplied) in County Clare under the invalidity pension scheme; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3973/16]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Dublin West, Labour)
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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 person concerned on the 24 November 2015. The deciding officer (DO) is satisfied that the medical conditions for the scheme are satisfied.

The person in question has claimed an increase for a qualified adult (IQA), qualified child(ren) (IQC) and the fuel allowance. On the 20 January 2016, the DO requested further information from the person in question in order to assess eligibility for the IQA, IQC and fuel allowance. As soon as this information has been received the IP claim will be finalised as quickly as possible and the person concerned will be notified directly of the outcome.


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