Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Ceisteanna (595)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

595. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of invalidity pension applications received in 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of applications approved and refused, respectively; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [39573/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

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

 

2019 (to 31/08)

2018

No of applications received

7,260

10,967

* Claims awarded

5,406

7,334

Claims disallowed

3,089

4,601

Claims withdrawn 

848

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.   

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.