According to the records of my Department, the person concerned has a total of 1,366 full-rate paid and credited contributions for the period from 1958 to 2007 inclusive. This equates to a yearly average of 27 contributions which, as the person concerned reached pension age before 1 September 2012, is sufficient to qualify for 98% of the maximum rate of State pension (contributory), currently payable at €243.40.
The person concerned was assessed with an overpayment arising from a previous pension claim and is currently repaying this debt at a rate of €36.51 per week. This amount is being deducted from their weekly pension payment. The person concerned is in receipt of the balance which amounts to €206.89.
I hope that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.