Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Department of Social Protection
Social Welfare Benefits Data
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]
The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the table.
|31 October 2016||7,657||6,231||3,388||2,003|
|Partial Capacity Benefit|
|25 November 2016||1,054||687||52||86||229|
|Family Income Supplement (New Claims)|
|31 October 2016||24,165||15,064||7,446||3,639|
|Family Income Supplements (Claim Renewals)|
|31 October 2016||41,985||29,614||11,687||1,425|
|Domiciliary Care Allowance|
|31 October 2016||6,255||4,081||1,440||2,059|
*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.