Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Ceisteanna (931)

Pat Casey

Ceist:

931. Deputy Pat Casey asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of invalidity pension applications received in 2018 and to date in 2019; and the number of applications that have been approved or refused. [24112/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The following table shows the number of invalidity pension claims received, approved and refused for periods requested.

2019 (YTD)

2018

No of applications received

4,880

10,967

* Claims awarded

3,467

7,334

Claims disallowed

1,928

4,601

Claims withdrawn

499

1,157

*Please note that the statistics in relation to awarded cases include cases in the disallowed category which were subsequently awarded following a review or a successful appeal.