Thursday, 11 July 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Invalidity Pension Waiting Times
935. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the waiting times to process applications for invalidity pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [31423/19]
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 average time taken to process a new IP claim in June 2019 was 11 weeks. The Department is committed to ensuring that claims are processed as expeditiously as possible.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.