Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Questions (214)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

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.