Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Questions (234)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

234. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of young persons under 26 years of age in receipt of the disability allowance who have been in receipt of the payment for 12 months or more; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [24497/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

Disability allowance (DA) is a weekly allowance for people aged between 16 and 66 with a disability which is expected to last for at least one year, and who satisfy the medical condition, means test and are habitually resident in Ireland. 

At the end of May 2019 the number of persons in receipt of DA who are under 26 years of age and who have been in receipt of the payment for 12 months or more was 17,007. 

 I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.