Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (272)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

272. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Defence the number of persons currently in receipt of Defence Forces pensions from officer ranks and from enlisted ranks, respectively; and the number that are considered disability pensions or partial disability pensions. [2514/21]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

As regards the specific information sought by the Deputy, at end-December 2020, the numbers of retired officers and retired enlisted ranks of the Permanent Defence Force in receipt of pensions from my Department are as follows:

Type of Pension

No. of recipients – Retired Officers

No. of recipients –Retired Enlisted Ranks

Retirement (service) pension

1,695

8,561

Retirement pension and Disability pension

113

525

Disability pension only

2

197

Totals

1,810

9,283

My Department also pays monthly pensions to dependants (spouses and children) of deceased military personnel and to small numbers of retired nurses, retired chaplains and widows of deceased Veterans of the War of Independence.