Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
State Pension (Contributory)
601. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the amount of State pension (contributory) which should be paid to a person (details supplied); the reason they are only receiving €207 per week; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [51235/19]
According to the records of my Department, the person concerned has a total of 1,366 full-rate paid and credited contributions for the period from 1958 to 2007 inclusive. This equates to a yearly average of 27 contributions which, as the person concerned reached pension age before 1 September 2012, is sufficient to qualify for 98% of the maximum rate of State pension (contributory), currently payable at €243.40.
The person concerned was assessed with an overpayment arising from a previous pension claim and is currently repaying this debt at a rate of €36.51 per week. This amount is being deducted from their weekly pension payment. The person concerned is in receipt of the balance which amounts to €206.89.
I hope that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.