Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (645)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

645. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of old age pensioners in receipt of a pension in each of the past five years and to date in 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8439/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following tabular statement. Recipient numbers for schemes for the period 2002-2018 inclusive have also been published online in excel format at welfare.ie.

Tabular statement

Year

State Pension Non Contributory

State Pension Contributory

2014

95,570

346,420

2015

95,179

361,725

2016

95,221

377,062

2017

95,140

394,378

2018

95,263

411,660

January 2019

95,041

413,065