Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1906)

Róisín Shortall


1906. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the cost of restoring the weekly income disregard to €165.62 for all lone parents receiving the one parent family payment, jobseeker's transitional payment and jobseeker's allowance. [36928/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The cost of increasing the value of the weekly income disregard for all lone parents receiving the One Parent Family Payment, Jobseekers Transitional Payment and Jobseekers Allowance to €165.62 for 2019 would be approximately €12.4 million euro.

The costings do not take into account potential behavioural changes or the inflow of new entrants that could arise from the introduction of higher income disregards and which could give rise to additional costs.