Thursday, 24 January 2019

Ceisteanna (279)

Maurice Quinlivan

Ceist:

279. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of invalidity pension applications received in 2018; the number refused and appealed, respectively to the social welfare appeals office; the number overturned by the appeals office; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [3525/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The table shows the number of invalidity pension claims received, disallowed, appealed and overturned by the appeals office (AO) for period requested.

 Period

 Received

 Disallowed

 Appealed

 Overturned by AO

 2018

 10,967

 4,601

 1,387

 466 (458 allowed, 8 partially allowed)

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.