Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (770)

Peter Burke

Question:

770. Deputy Peter Burke 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. [29345/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The number of treatment benefit claims made in respect of self-employed contributors in 2018 and 2019 (to date) is outlined in the following tables, categorised under the Dental, Optical and M&S (hearing aids) schemes. Treatment benefits have been available to self-employed contributors since March 2017. Statistics are not available for the 2017 year as the claims received in that year were processed on the old system and not coded separately to claims from employed contributors.

Self-employed TB claims 2018

 -

Dental

M&S

Optical

Carlow

1399

52

990

Cavan

2139

75

1266

Clare

3204

116

2178

Cork

19079

521

10140

Donegal

4358

99

2089

Dublin

27056

903

19692

Galway

7524

197

3944

Kerry

5561

179

3254

Kildare

4707

178

3386

Kilkenny

3099

113

1883

Laois

1713

73

1038

Leitrim

1120

34

558

Limerick

5259

144

2636

Longford

1417

25

691

Louth

2455

90

1762

Mayo

4508

144

2465

Meath

4507

164

3070

Monaghan

1301

72

1216

Offaly

1861

66

1307

Outside RoI

3318

110

1955

Roscommon

1660

59

1125

Sligo

1800

58

1148

Tipperary

5194

150

3438

Waterford

3749

104

1782

Westmeath

2549

85

1531

Wexford

4115

156

2280

Wicklow

4162

152

2535

Sum:

128814

4119

79359                                   Total: 212,292

 

Self-employed TB claims 2019 to end June.

 -

Dental

M&S

Optical

Carlow

872

26

498

Cavan

1372

43

562

Clare

1989

68

1250

Cork

11225

230

5129

Donegal

2749

56

998

Dublin

16944

472

9356

Galway

4758

105

1987

Kerry

3459

67

1663

Kildare

2757

80

1769

Kilkenny

1787

58

904

Laois

953

36

501

Leitrim

714

15

247

Limerick

3163

75

1315

Longford

835

20

318

Louth

1554

42

815

Mayo

2826

72

1169

Meath

2829

98

1476

Monaghan

878

34

547

Offaly

1161

21

674

Outside RoI

2129

67

1205

Roscommon

1004

20

500

Sligo

1052

31

560

Tipperary

3046

89

1763

Waterford

2405

43

863

Westmeath

1493

49

705

Wexford

2468

76

1223

Wicklow

2514

68

1250

Sum:

78936

2061

39247                      Total: 120,244