Written answers

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Pension Provisions

Photo of James LawlessJames Lawless (Kildare North, Fianna Fail)
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312. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for an invalidity pension; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49091/21]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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The person concerned has been awarded an invalidity pension (IP) under EU regulations with effect from 29 April 2021. Invalidity pension is paid by electronic fund transfer to persons who reside outside the State and it is paid every four weeks; one week in advance and three weeks in arrears. The person concerned will receive her first IP payment to her nominated bank account on 21 October 2021 and will shortly thereafter receive arrears due covering the period from 29 April 2021 to 06 October 2021. Notification of the decision issued to her on 06 October 2021.

I hope this clarifies the position for the Deputy.

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