Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Questions (214)

Bernard Durkan


214. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons who received ophthalmic benefit in each of the past four years to date; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [43842/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The number of optical benefit claims paid in each of the last four years and to date in 2019 is shown below:

2015 - 163,974

2016 - 164,469

2017 - 229,240

2018 - 451,249

2019 - 372,237 to end Sept.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy. 

Question No. 215 answered with Question No. 212.