Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (544)

Brendan Howlin

Ceist:

544. Deputy Brendan Howlin asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons awarded a full contributory pension based on having no more than the minimum ten qualifying years and 520 paid social insurance contributions in each of the years 2012 to 2017; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21076/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The number of people who qualified for maximum rate state pension (contributory) in each of the years 2012 to 2017 with exactly 520 social insurance contributions paid is set out in the following table:

Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

No. of claimants

1

1

0

0

0

2

The numbers in those years who have qualified for maximum rate state pension (contributory) with 10 years but less than 11 years paid contributions (i.e. with between 520 and 571 paid contributions) are currently being compiled and will be sent to the Deputy directly.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.