Thursday, 11 March 2021

Questions (140)

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

140. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of recipients of State pension (contributory) and State pension (non-contributory) respectively, who were also claiming an increase for a qualified adult in 1990, 2000, 2010 and 2020; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [13850/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the tabular statement below:

1990

Recipients without Adult Dependants

Recipients with Adult Dependants

Total Recipients

Old Age Pension Contributory

55,148

19,322

74,470

Old Age Pension Non Contributory

109,271

8,952

118,223

Retirement Pension

31,167

17,308

48,475

2000

Recipients without Adult Dependants

Recipients with Adult Dependants

Total Recipients

Old Age Pension Contributory

64,489

21,728

86,217

Old Age Pension Non Contributory

85,481

5,171

90,652

Retirement Pension

54,571

23,799

78,370

2010

Recipients without Adult Dependants

Recipients with Adult Dependants

Total Recipients

State Pension Contributory

215,377

65,042

280,419

State Pension Non Contributory

94,217

2,962

97,179

2020

Recipients without Adult Dependants

Recipients with Adult Dependants

Total Recipients

State Pension (Contributory)

391,427

58,015

449,442

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

92,353

3,112

95,465