Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Questions (608)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

608. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the processing time for social welfare payments (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [9246/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The information requested (where available) by the deputy is detailed in the following tabular statement.

Social Welfare claims by average waiting times 31 January 2019

Scheme

Average Waiting time (weeks)

Jobseeker's Benefit

1

Jobseeker's Allowance

1

One-Parent Family Payment

5

State Pension Contributory

9

Widow’s, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension

2

State Pension Non-Contributory

11

Household Benefits

1

Free Travel

2

Domiciliary Care Allowance

11

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

1

Child Benefit (Domestic & FRA)

3

Maternity Benefit

6

Paternity Benefit

6

Working Family Payment

7

Carer's Allowance

16

Carer’s Benefit

12

Disability Allowance

14

Invalidity Pension

7