Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

39.

asked the Minister for Social Welfare the number of persons who are at present in receipt of direct benefit by cheque from his Department in the Arklow area of County Wicklow.

The information requested by the Deputy is given in the table below.

Number of Recipients being paid by Cheque.

Scheme

Number

Disability Benefit

263

Occupational Injury Benefit

3

Maternity Benefit

19

Note: Persons in receipt of interim disability benefit and disablement benefit are also paid by cheque but a breadkown of these schemes is not available.