Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Ceisteanna (156)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

156. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applicants for the widow's, widower's or surviving civil partner's pension in the past five years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39014/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The figures requested by the Deputy are provided in the table below.

Number of applications received for Widow's, Widower's, or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pensions, 2014 to date.

Year

Registered

2014

7,390

2015

7,707

2016

7,699

2017

7,599

2018

7,542

to end-August 2019

5,204