There are delays with appeals of invalidity pension claims

Invalidity pension is a payment from the Department of Social Protection to people who are permanently incapable of work because of long term illness or incapacity, those people must be covered by PRSI.

Top get invalidity pension a person must have:-

  • Fve years PRSI contributions since entering social insurance;
  • Forty eight contributions paid or credited in the last complete tax year before the date of claim;

Invalidity pension is a payment for insured people who are permanently incapable of work because of work or illness.  Your medical practitioner / GP or consultant decides whether you are medically unfit to work.

To qualify for invalidity pension you must have been:-

  • Incapable of work for at least twelve months and be likely to be incapable for work for at least another twelve months; or
  • Be permanently incapable for work.

Invalidity pension is taxable.

Applications for invalidity pension are experiencing serious delays in the Department of Social Protection at this time and it may take some time for an application to be processed.  If a person thinks they have been wrongly refused invalidity pension and is unhappy about the decision of a social welfare deciding officer then the decision can be appealed.

Geraldine Kearney solicitor of this office has completed successfully many such appeals and has vast experience in dealing with such social welfare appeals.

If you have any queries on the within or wish to instruct Geraldine on this matter or any other matter please contact her at telephone number:  066 976 1295 or gkearney@hcalawi.e