Written answers

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Department of Social Protection

Social Welfare Benefits Data

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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344. To ask the Minister for Social Protection the number of applications for invalidity pension, partial capacity benefit, family income supplement and domiciliary care allowances his department received in 2015 and to date in 2016; the number of those applications that have been approved, pending or refused in each of those years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37530/16]

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Dublin West, Fine Gael)
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The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the table.

Invalidity Pension
31 October 20167,6576,2313,3882,003
Partial Capacity Benefit
25 November 20161,0546875286229
Family Income Supplement (New Claims)
31 October 201624,16515,0647,4463,639
Family Income Supplements (Claim Renewals)
31 October 201641,98529,61411,6871,425
Domiciliary Care Allowance
31 October 20166,2554,0811,4402,059

*Pending claims at 31 December 2015.

**Partial Capacity Benefit is an administrative scheme and as such some claims registered are not uniquely identifiable, therefore the number received has been calculated as the number of claims processed in the periods reported on.

***Partial Capacity Benefit Claims still Pending from Illness Benefit Customers not included.


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