Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Ceisteanna (157, 158)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

157. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applications for the State pension (contributory) received in the past three years to date; the number refused or pending; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39015/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

158. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applications for the State pension (non-contributory) received in the past three years to date; the number refused or pending; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39016/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 157 and 158 together.

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the attached tabular statements.

Table 1: State Pension Non-Contributory claims received, awarded, rejected withdrawn and pending at the end of December in each of the years 2016 - 2018 and up to the end of August 2019.

Registered

Awarded

Rejected

Withdrawn

Pending

2016

9,213

8,132

2,332

1,170

1,762

2017

9,187

7,577

2,139

1,323

1,896

2018

9,053

8,040

2,253

1,212

1,561

2019 (to date)

6,183

5,330

1,497

774

1,641

Table 2: State Pension Contributory claims received, awarded, rejected withdrawn and pending at the end of December in each of the years 2016 - 2018 and up to the end of August 2019.

Registered

Awarded

Rejected

Withdrawn

Pending

2016

38,431

25,947

9,703

5,409

3,757

2017

39,883

27,673

10,002

5,336

3,059

2018

42,084

28,364

10,304

4,736

4,252

2019 (to date)

29,691

15,144

9,968

4,117

6,561