Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ceisteanna (286)

John Brady

Ceist:

286. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of recipients of a State pension payment that are under 66 years of age; the associated cost involved; and the average payments awarded. [20642/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The information requested (where available) by the Deputy is detailed in the following tabular statement. I note that all Invalidity Pension recipients are transferred to State Pension (Contributory) on reaching the age of 66.

Tabular statement

Pension

Number of Recipients under the age of 66

Average weekly payment (all claimants)

Approximate weekly expenditure (claimants under 66)

State Pension Non-Contributory

0

State Pension Contributory

0

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

30,492

€233

7.1

Invalidity Pension

57,700

€224

12.9