Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Questions (1484)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

1484. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of young persons under 26 years of age that are in receipt of €112.70, €157.80 and €203 respectively per week on the jobseeker's allowance payment in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19720/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following tabular statement.

Persons under 26 years of age that are in receipt of €112.70, €157.80 and €203 respectively per week on the jobseeker's allowance payment at 27 April 2019

Payment rate

Recipients

€112.70

11,944

€157.80

1,841

€203.00

2,917

Total

16,702

* A further 608 persons are in receipt of varying rates due to the imposition of penalty rates or where means have been assessed against them.