Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Ceisteanna (2829)

Aindrias Moynihan

Ceist:

2829. Deputy Aindrias Moynihan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the waiting times to process applications for the State pension (contributory); the number of applications on hand; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34545/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

At the end of June, the average waiting time to award a state pension (contributory) was 8 weeks.

There were 8,151 claims pending a decision at that time.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.