Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (356)

Sorca Clarke

Question:

356. Deputy Sorca Clarke asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of invalidity pension applications received by her Department in 2020; the number of applications that were approved; the number of applications refused; and the number of applications still ongoing. [2929/21]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Social)

The table below shows the number of invalidity pension claims received, approved, refused and withdrawn for the period requested.

Year

2020

No of applications received

9,991

Claims awarded*

8,332

Claims disallowed

5,270

Claims withdrawn

1,350

Claims pending

1,312

*Please note that the statistics in relation to awarded cases include cases in the disallowed category which were subsequently awarded following a review or a successful appeal.