Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Invalidity Pension

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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1290. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of the payment of an invalidity pension in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6877/20]

Photo of Finian McGrathFinian McGrath (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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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 12 March 2020.  The claim was refused on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied.  She was notified on 27 March 2020 of this decision, the reasons for it and of her right of review and appeal.  To date, she has not requested a review or an appeal of the disallowance decision.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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