Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Questions (388)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

388. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of children with respect to whom a qualified child increase is being paid. [22458/14]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The total number of children with respect to whom a qualified child increase was being paid at the end of April was 494,913 and a further 99,910 children benefited from child related payments other than child benefit. A breakdown of these figures is detailed in the following tabular statement. Payment of child benefit in respect of 1,174,230 children was also made during the month.

Number of Children benefiting from Weekly Social Welfare Payments April 2014

-

-

Qualified Children

-

-

Type of Payment

Full Rate

Half Rate

Other Children

Total Number of Children

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

464

131

0

595

State Pension (Contributory)

1,464

1,291

0

2,755

State Pension (Transition)

82

35

0

117

Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pension

11,465

0

0

11,465

Death Benefit (OIB Widows)

107

0

0

107

Total Number of QCI’s on Pensions

13,582

1,457

0

15,039

Jobseeker's Allowance

126,579

42,949

0

169,528

One Parent Family Payment

131,377

0

0

131,377

Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance

12,002

0

0

12,002

Farm Assist

6,751

1,851

0

8,602

Pre-Retirement Allowance

72

24

0

96

Jobseeker's Benefit

7,310

7,115

0

14,425

Deserted Wife's Benefit

643

0

0

643

Health and Safety Benefit

10

5

0

15

Total Number of QCI’s on Income Supports

284,744

51,944

0

336,688

Community Employment Programme

9,258

6,504

0

15,762

Rural Social Scheme

1,452

351

0

1,803

Tús - Community Work Placement

2,970

1,569

0

4,539

Back To Work Allowance Employee

3

3

0

6

Back To Work Enterprise Allowance

7255

2,162

0

9,417

JobBridge National Internship Scheme

1,367

526

0

1,893

Back To Education Allowance

6,446

2,771

0

9,217

Partial Capacity Benefit

209

279

0

488

Total Number of QCI’s on Employment Supports

28,960

14,165

0

43,125

Disability Allowance

20,545

8,467

0

29,012

Blind Pension

248

124

0

372

Carer's Allowance

2,802

31,394

0

34,196

Illness Benefit

8,385

11,225

0

19,610

Interim Illness Benefit

74

39

0

113

Injury Benefit

142

116

0

258

Invalidity Pension

5,076

10,422

0

15,498

Disablement Benefit

78

120

0

198

Carer's Benefit

86

718

0

804

Total Number of QCI’s on Disability Payments

37,436

62,625

0

100,061

Family Income Supplement

0

0

98,679

98,679

Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory)

0

0

366

366

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)

0

0

865

865

Total Child Related Payments

0

0

99,910

99,910

Grand Total

364,722

130,191

99,910

594,823

Question No. 389 answered with Question No. 386.