Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2830)

Aindrias Moynihan

Question:

2830. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the waiting times to process applications for the State pension (non-contributory); the number of applications on hand; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34546/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

At the end of June, the average waiting time to award a state pension (non- contributory) was 10 weeks.

There were 1,577 claims pending a decision at that time.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.