Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (534)

Peter Burke

Question:

534. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons who have availed of the treatment benefit scheme since its extension to the self-employed, by county, in tabular form. [51818/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The information requested is set out in the table following.  However, it should be noted that while the scheme was extended to cover self-employed contributors in March 2017, the information break down requested is only available from the beginning of 2018.  The claims relating to the earlier period, March to October 2017 were processed on an old system, which did not support this reporting requirement.

TB self empl stats 1/1/18 to 30/11/18

 

Dental

Medical Appliance

Optical

Total

Carlow

 

1318

46

912

2276

Cavan

 

1973

67

1141

3181

Clare

 

2965

107

1951

5023

Cork

 

17913

467

9191

27571

Donegal

 

4052

91

1865

6008

Dublin

 

25641

839

18083

44563

Galway

 

7014

175

3579

10768

Kerry

 

5101

170

2862

8133

Kildare

 

4390

160

3079

7629

Kilkenny

 

2917

98

1707

4722

Laois

 

1569

70

961

2600

Leitrim

 

1058

26

490

1574

Limerick

 

4930

131

2374

7435

Longford

 

1336

21

654

2011

Louth

 

2302

86

1629

4017

Mayo

 

4221

128

2213

6562

Meath

 

4179

148

2765

7092

Monaghan

 

1198

58

1114

2370

Offaly

 

1695

64

1167

2926

No County Held

 

340

11

202

553

Roscommon

 

1545

47

1009

2601

Sligo

 

1671

53

1018

2742

Tipperary

 

4830

136

3124

8090

Waterford

 

3524

95

1602

5221

Westmeath

 

2375

78

1374

3827

Wexford

 

3847

148

2055

6050

Wicklow

 

3888

136

2324

6348

 

 

117792

3656

70445

191893

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.