Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Invalidity Pension

Photo of Dara CallearyDara Calleary (Mayo, Fianna Fail)
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999. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an appeal for an invalidity pension by a person (details supplied). [11001/20]

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 this gentleman on 23 March 2020.  He was refused IP on the grounds that the medical conditions for the scheme were not satisfied. He was notified on 09 April 2020 of this decision, the reasons for it and of his right of review and appeal.

The gentleman concerned subsequently appealed the decision to the independent Social Welfare Appeals Office (SWAO) and submitted further medical evidence in support of his appeal. 

Following a review of all the information available it has been decided that there is no change to the original decision.  A submission is being prepared by the department and will be forwarded to the SWAO for determination as soon as possible.  The SWAO will be in touch with him directly in due course in relation to the progress of his appeal.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.


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