Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Questions (597)

Hildegarde Naughton

Question:

597. Deputy Hildegarde Naughton asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of self-employed persons who have availed of the extension of the treatment benefit scheme to the self-employed by county in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16437/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Eligibility to the treatment benefit scheme was extended to the self-employed from March 2017. Class S contributors and their dependent spouses can now avail of the full range of dental, optical and medical appliance benefits available under the scheme.  In 2018 the total number of claims received from self-employed contributors was 212k at a cost of some 17.2m euro.

Details of claims and expenditure by county address of customer for 2018 follow:

County

No of TB Claims in 2018

Cost

Carlow

2,475

€196,491.69

Cavan

3,501

€282,883.90

Clare

5,550

€479,129.97

Cork

30,028

€2,383,944.28

Donegal

6,604

€481,511.69

Dublin

48,291

€3,966,626.41

Galway

11,763

€947,078.48

Kerry

9,050

€741,651.86

Kildare

8,348

€707,308.78

Kilkenny

5,153

€425,793.92

Laois

2,847

€235,075.16

Leitrim

1,722

€129,719.88

Limerick

8,121

€640,310.11

Longford

2,156

€152,091.77

Louth

4,337

€362,422.42

Mayo

7,172

€588,666.63

Meath

7,810

€658,813.31

Monaghan

2,602

€226,540.41

Offaly

3,260

€274,606.29

Outside Rep of Ireland

3,343

€268,320.17

Roscommon

2,885

€234,811.07

Sligo

3,035

€249,831.47

Tipperary

8,852

€694,538.73

Waterford

5,670

€438,834.69

Westmeath

4,195

€329,457.58

Wexford

6,606

€549,673.14

Wicklow

6,915

€590,447.68

Totals

212,291

€17,236,581.49