Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2748)

John Brady

Question:

2748. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of recipients of weekly social welfare payments including the State pension (contributory) and State pension (non-contributory). [33158/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The information (where available) requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following tabular statement.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Type of Payment

Recipients

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

95,132

State Pension (Contributory)

419,453

Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pension

122,329

Total Number of Recipients of Pensions

636,914

Jobseeker's Allowance

146,882

One Parent Family Payment

39,570

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

15,874

Direct Provision Allowance

3,931

Farm Assist

6,132

Jobseeker's Benefit

32,374

Maternity Benefit

19,507

Adoptive Benefit

5

Health and Safety Benefit

33

Paternity Benefit

650

Total Number of Recipients of Working Age on Income Supports

264,958

Community Employment Programme

21,367

Job Initiative

661

Back To Work Enterprise Allowance

5,038

Back To Education Allowance

830

Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme

215

Partial Capacity Benefit

2,712

Total Number of Recipients of Working Age on Employment Supports

30,823

Disability Allowance

143,154

Carer's Allowance

81,941

Illness Benefit

48,487

Injury Benefit

1,099

Invalidity Pension

57,987

Disablement Benefit

15,086

Carer's Benefit

2,699

Total Number of Recipients on Disability/Carers-Related Payments

350,453

Working Family Payment

52,775

Total Child Related Payments

52,775

Rent Allowance

61

Total Miscellaneous Payments

61

Grand Total

1,335,984