Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Questions (681)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

681. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applications her Department received in respect of invalidity pensions in each of the years 2016, 2017 and to date in 2018; the number of those received that were approved or refused in each year; the number of applications her Department received in respect of disability allowance in each of the years 2016 and 2017 and to date in 2018; the number of those received that were approved or refused in each year respectively; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9606/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following table:

Number of Invalidity Pension and Disability Allowance claims Registered, Awarded or Rejected in 2016, 2017 and January 2018.

Invalidity Pension

Year

Registered

Awarded

Rejected

2016

9,134

7,467

3,909

2017

10,458

8,976

4,579

January 2018

1,180

803

485

Disability Allowance

Year

Registered

Awarded

Rejected

2016

23,804

16,669

12,027

2017

23,657

17,469

12,022

January 2018

1,798

1,742

957