Revealed: Over 8,300 people were in receipt of State pensions in Carlow last year

New figures

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Over 8,300 people were in receipt of State pensions in Carlow last year, figures published by the Minister for Social Protection have revealed. 

Fianna Fáil's Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection for the number of persons in receipt of a State pension by county.

Minister Regina Doherty revealed figures which showed in Carlow there were 8,389 people in receipt of a State pension. 

They were broken-down as follows: 

State Pension (Non-Contributory): 1,225

State Pension (Contributory): 4,572

Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pension: 1,488

Invalidity Pension: 1,104

*Number of recipients of State Pensions at October 31, 2018