Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Questions (568)

Peter Burke

Question:

568. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of social protection payments made in respect of qualified adults by age cohort, gender and social protection payment. [49828/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

At present my Department is extending its statistical reporting ability to include greater information on dependent adult and child increases across the range of payments under its remit. To date the production of reports in respect of the age and sex of adult dependent has been developed in respect of 4 schemes, disability allowance, invalidity pension, state pension contributory and state pension non-contributory.

Details of the adult dependents in respect of whom an increase is in payment to recipients is detailed in the following tabular statement.

Adult dependent increases in payment by age and sex to recipients of the following schemes at the end of October 2019

Disability Allowance

Invalidity Pension

State Pension Contributory

State Pension Non Contributory

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Under 20

39

2

20 - 24

254

88

25 - 29

547

190

15

1

3

2

30 - 34

901

348

84

14

9

6

1

35 - 39

1,205

604

210

44

26

1

18

40 - 44

1,391

680

324

66

66

2

32

2

45 - 49

1,485

759

515

130

144

2

77

5

50 - 54

1,651

699

780

172

402

9

180

19

55 - 59

1,753

679

1,236

264

1,360

37

492

50

60 - 64

1,375

583

1,558

405

6,308

180

1,367

252

65 - 69

147

95

111

12,430

275

467

143

70 - 75

10

8

12

9

15,941

322

75 - 79

1

1

3

12,724

234

80 - 84

7,169

213

85 - 89

2,272

112

90 - 94

359

37

95 and over

31

6

Totals

10,758

4,736

4,735

1,219

59,244

1,430

2,641

472