Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (119)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh


119. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide a list of the social welfare benefits that do not require primary legislation to alter their eligibility rules or payment levels. [42536/13]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The table below lists the schemes that are set out in primary legislation and those which are non-statutory in nature.

Schemes set out in Primary Legislation*

Non-statutory Schemes

State Pension (Transition)

National Fuel Scheme

State Pension (Contributory)

Free Travel

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

Household Benefits Package

Widows, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s (Contributory)

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

Widow’s Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension

Community Employment Scheme

Death Benefit

Rural Social Scheme -RSS

Bereavement Grant

Tús - Community Work Placement Initiative

Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner’s Grant

Back to Work Enterprise Allowance

One Parent Family Payment

Short-Term Enterprise Allowance

Child Benefit

Part Time Job Incentive Scheme

Family Income Supplement

Work Placement Programme

Guardian’s payment Contributory

Jobbridge, The National Internship Scheme

Guardian’s payment (Non- Contributory)

Back to Education Allowance

Maternity Benefit

Training and Development Option

Adoptive Benefit

Part-Time Education Option (PTEO)

Health and Safety Benefit


Jobseekers Benefit


Jobseeker’s Allowance

The Wage Subsidy Scheme

Farm Assist

The Reasonable Accommodation Fund for the Employment of people with disabilities

Employer Job (PRSI) Incentive Scheme

The Disability Awareness Training Support Scheme

Illness Benefit

Job Initiative Scheme

Partial Capacity Benefit


Invalidity Pension

Technical Assistance & Training Fund

Disability Allowance

Technical Employment Support Grant

Blind Pension

Activation and Family Support Programme

Carer’s Benefit

School Meals – local projects scheme

Carer’s Allowance

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Respite Care Grant

Injury Benefit

Disablement Benefit

Medical Care

Treatment Benefit

Increase for Living Alone

Living on a Specified Island

Rent Allowance for tenants affected by the De-Control of Rents

Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance and other Supplements under SWA

Rent Supplement

Mortgage Interest Supplement

Exceptional Needs Payments

Urgent Needs Payments

School Meals – urban scheme

Redundancy Payments Scheme

Insolvency Payments Scheme

* Some changes in scheme conditions may require both primary and secondary legislation. Other changes may only require secondary legislation and/or changes to administrative guidelines.