Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (563)

Niamh Smyth

Question:

563. Deputy Niamh Smyth asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of the respite care allowance by county in tabular form; the criteria for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [49809/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The following Table shows a breakdown, by county, of all Grant claims in payment at end-October 2019.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Carer’s Support Grants, by county, at end-October 2019

Carlow

1,735

Cavan

1,725

Clare

2,797

Cork

13,007

Donegal

4,836

Dublin

23,831

Galway

5,811

Kerry

3,904

Kildare

4,250

Kilkenny

2,124

Laois

2,041

Leitrim

872

Limerick

5,794

Longford

1,326

Louth

3,215

Mayo

3,559

Meath

3,666

Monaghan

1,327

Offaly

2,439

Roscommon

1,809

Sligo

1,685

Tipperary

4,826

Waterford

2,851

Westmeath

2,516

Wexford

4,324

Wicklow

3,086

Total

109,356