Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Questions (609)

Thomas Pringle


609. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated amount it would cost to increase the disability allowance payment by €20 per week; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [36984/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The full year estimated cost of increasing the rate of disability allowance by €20 per week is €166.9 million.  

This cost is based on the estimated number of recipients in 2020 and is subject to change in the context of emerging trends and associated revision of these estimates.  This cost includes proportionate increases for qualified adults.