Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Questions (863)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

863. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full year cost if child benefit increased by €10 per month per child; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [23248/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The estimated full year cost of increasing child benefit by €10 per month is €146.57 million.

The cost is based on the estimated number of beneficiaries in 2019. It should be noted that this costing is subject to change in the context of emerging trends and associated revision of the estimated numbers of beneficiaries for 2020.