Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (285)

John Brady

Ceist:

285. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons living outside the Republic of Ireland that receive a State pension payment from her Department; and the associated costs involved. [20641/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following tabular statement.

Eligibility for the State Pension (Non-Contributory) requires that the claimant be habitually resident in the State.

Tabular statement

Pension

Number of recipients residing outside the State

Average weekly payment (all claimants)

Approximate weekly expenditure

(non-resident claimants)

€m

State Pension Contributory

46,575

€221

10.3

Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pension

7,395

€233

1.7

Invalidity Pension

1,061

€224

0.2