Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Questions (312)

Mick Barry

Question:

312. Deputy Mick Barry asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of claims submitted, accepted, rejected and accepted on appeal under the illness benefit scheme and the disability allowance scheme in each of years 2013 to 2016 to date; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15708/16]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The information regarding overall numbers of claims submitted, accepted and rejected under the Illness Benefit Scheme and the Disability Allowance Scheme in each of years 2013 to 2016 to date is presented in the following table.

The information claims appealed for these schemes is available in Table 3: Outcome of Appeals by category of the Social Welfare Appeals Office Annual Reports for the years 2013 to 2015.

(http://www.socialwelfareappeals.ie/publications/category.html?id=7).

Illness Benefit

-

Registered

Awarded

Rejected

Withdrawn

To end May 2016

91,633

68,571

20,707

2,248

2015

209,750

154,692

50,083

4,944

2014

226,274

162,187

61,165

5,060

2013

288,052

245,456

37,615

5,022

Disability Allowance

-

Registered

Awarded

Rejected

Withdrawn

To end May 2016

9,652

6,171

5,199

418

2015

22,538

15,814

14,800

978

2014

21,071

13,876

12,621

1,111

2013

20,538

12,497

14,691

1,428