Twice as many on invalidity pensions in south than north

6.7% of people in south claim benefit for disabled,long-term ill

(ANSA) - Rome, December 5 - The proportion of people claiming invalidity pensions is more than twice as high in southern Italy than it is in the north, according to a report released by pensions and social security agency INPS on Wednesday.
    The agency said 2.4% of residents in northern Italy claimed the benefit for people who are disabled or long-term ill in 2017.
    This compares to 3.2% in central Italy and 6.7% for the regions of the south, including Sardinia and Sicily.
    INPS said 932,289 people were on invalidity pensions in 2017, down 3.3% with respect to 2016.


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