Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (195)

Paul Kehoe

Question:

195. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform the reason a person (details supplied) is on a reduced pension; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9507/18]

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Written answers (Question to Public)

The Deputy will be aware that my responsibility extends to the Civil Service Pension Scheme only. I can confirm that the individual in question was employed for two periods in the civil service: from 1959 to 1966, when she stopped working at the time of her marriage, and then from 1992, on her reinstatement to the civil service, until her retirement in 2007. Some of the latter period included short periods of job-sharing service.

As the individual refunded the marriage gratuity she had been paid, both periods of service were included in her reckonable pensionable service, which amounted to just over 21 years and four months. I have been advised that her civil service pension was calculated correctly having regard to the amount of her final pensionable remuneration and the period of service given.

If the Deputy’s concern relates instead to the individual’s social insurance pension entitlements, I would advise him to direct his enquiry to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection.