Friday, 7 September 2018
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Invalidity Pension Applications Data
1307. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of invalidity pension applications from July 2017 to date by month in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36655/18]
Invalidity pension (IP) is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and who satisfy the pay related social insurance (PRSI) contribution conditions.
The following table shows the number of IP claims received for each of the months requested.
|Month||No. of Applications|
There was an increase of almost 7% in the number of applications for IP received for the year to end of July 2018 compared to the same period last year, following the extension of IP to self-employed contributors in December 2017.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.