Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2812)

John Brady

Question:

2812. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of households in receipt of a qualified child payment by county in tabular form. [33697/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

At the end of June, over 630,000 families with 1.2 million children benefited from Child Benefit. Nearly 120,000 children in over 52,000 families were supported by Working Family Payment and 45,000 children in nearly 41,000 families were supported by Domiciliary Care Allowance.

Moreover, additional payments for qualifying children were made to 340,000 recipients of other social welfare payments.

These figures are detailed by social welfare payment in the table below. I am advised that a breakdown by county of these figures is not readily available.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Table 1 - Recipients of social welfare payments, with numbers of child beneficiaries, at the end of June 2019

Type of Payment

Recipients

Child beneficiaries

Child Benefit

631,779

1,209,065

Working Family Payment

52,775

118,998

Domiciliary Care Allowance

40,952

45,106

Back to Work Family Dividend

6,617

12,734

State Pension (Contributory)

419,453

1,867

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

122,329

11,140

Jobseeker's Allowance

146,882

99,589

One Parent Family Payment

39,570

73,026

Supplementary Welfare Allowance (2)

15,874

7,363

Direct Provision Allowance

3,931

932

Farm Assist

6,132

4,730

Jobseeker's Benefit

32,374

6,223

Deserted Wife's Benefit

0

Maternity Benefit

19,507

1,129

Adoptive Benefit

5

0

Health and Safety Benefit

33

7

Paternity Benefit

650

104

Community Employment Programme

21,367

8,291

Back To Work Enterprise Allowance

5,038

4,218

Back To Education Allowance(3)

830

654

Partial Capacity Benefit

2,712

43

Total Number of Recipients of Working Age on Employment Supports

30,823

13,206

Disability Allowance

143,154

44,259

Carer's Allowance

81,941

50,387

Illness Benefit

48,487

10,156

Injury Benefit

1,099

154

Invalidity Pension

57,987

13,201

Disablement Benefit

15,086

133

Carer's Benefit

2,699

0