Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2707, 2708)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

2707. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the length of time it is taking to process contributory pension applications; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32601/19]

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Fiona O'Loughlin

Question:

2708. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the length of time it is taking to process non-contributory pension applications; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [32602/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 2707 and 2708 together.

The average waiting time to award a state pension (contributory) and a state pension (non- contributory) at the end of June was 8 and 10 weeks respectively.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.