Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (562)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

562. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will provide details of the increases in jobseeker’s allowance, jobseeker's benefit and supplementary allowance in each of the past ten years; and the percentage increase or decrease in each of the years. [38152/20]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The information requested by the Deputy is detailed in the following tabular statements.

Jobseeker's Allowance - aged 26 and over

Personal Rate

Percentage Increase

Qualified Adult Allowance

Percentage Increase

Qualified Child Increase

Percentage Increase

2008

197.80

131.30

24.00

2009

204.30

3.3%

135.60

3.3%

26.00

8.3%

2010

196.00

-4.1%

130.10

-4.1%

29.80

14.6%

2011

188.00

-4.1%

124.80

-4.1%

29.80

0.0%

2012

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2013

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2014

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2015

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2016

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2017

193.00

2.7%

128.10

2.6%

29.80

0.0%

2018

198.00

2.6%

131.40

2.6%

31.80

6.7%

2019

198.00

0.0%

131.40

0.0%

31.80

0.0%

Jobseeker's Allowance - aged 25

Personal Rate

Percentage Increase

Qualified Adult Allowance

Percentage Increase

Qualified Child Increase

Percentage Increase

2008

197.80

131.30

24.00

2009

204.30

3.3%

135.60

3.3%

26.00

8.3%

2010

196.00

-4.1%

130.10

-4.1%

29.80

14.6%

2011

188.00

-4.1%

124.80

-4.1%

29.80

0.0%

2012

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2013

144.00

-23.4%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2014

144.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2015

144.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2016

144.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2017

147.80

2.6%

128.10

2.6%

29.80

0.0%

2018

152.80

3.4%

131.40

2.6%

31.80

6.7%

2019

152.80

0.0%

131.40

0.0%

31.80

0.0%

Jobseeker's Allowance - aged under 25

Personal Rate

Percentage Increase

Qualified Adult Allowance

Percentage Increase

Qualified Child Increase

Percentage Increase

2008

197.80

131.30

24.00

2009

204.30

3.3%

135.60

3.3%

26.00

8.3%

2010

196.00

-4.1%

130.10

-4.1%

29.80

14.6%

2011

188.00

-4.1%

124.80

-4.1%

29.80

0.0%

2012

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2013

100.00

-46.8%

100.00

-19.9%

29.80

0.0%

2014

100.00

0.0%

100.00

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2015

100.00

0.0%

100.00

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2016

100.00

0.0%

100.00

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2017

102.70

2.7%

102.70

2.7%

29.80

0.0%

2018

107.70

4.9%

107.70

4.9%

31.80

6.7%

2019

107.70

0.0%

107.70

0.0%

31.80

0.0%

Jobseeker’s Benefit

Personal Rate

Percentage Increase

Qualified Adult Allowance

Percentage Increase

Qualified Child Increase

Percentage Increase

2008

197.80

131.30

24.00

2009

204.30

3.3%

135.60

3.3%

26.00

8.3%

2010

196.00

-4.1%

130.10

-4.1%

29.80

14.6%

2011

188.00

-4.1%

124.80

-4.1%

29.80

0.0%

2012

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2013

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2014

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2015

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2016

188.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2017

193.00

2.7%

128.10

2.6%

29.80

0.0%

2018

198.00

2.6%

131.40

2.6%

31.80

6.7%

2019

198.00

0.0%

131.40

0.0%

31.80

0.0%

Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance - aged 26 and over

Personal Rate

Percentage Increase

Qualified Adult Allowance

Percentage Increase

Qualified Child Increase

Percentage Increase

2008

197.80

131.30

24.00

2009

204.30

3.3%

135.60

3.3%

26.00

8.3%

2010

196.00

-4.1%

130.10

-4.1%

29.80

14.6%

2011

186.00

-5.1%

124.80

-4.1%

29.80

0.0%

2012

186.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2013

186.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2014

186.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2015

186.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2016

186.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2017

191.00

2.7%

128.10

2.6%

29.80

0.0%

2018

196.00

2.6%

131.40

2.6%

31.80

6.7%

2019

196.00

0.0%

131.40

0.0%

31.80

0.0%

Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance - aged 25

Prsonal Rate

Percentage Increase

Qualified Adult Allowance

Percentage Increase

Qualified Child Increase

Percentage Increase

2008

197.80

131.30

24.00

2009

204.30

3.3%

135.60

3.3%

26.00

8.3%

2010

196.00

-4.1%

130.10

-4.1%

29.80

14.6%

2011

186.00

-5.1%

124.80

-4.1%

29.80

0.0%

2012

186.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2013

144.00

-22.6%

124.80

0.0%

0.00

-100.0%

2014

144.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

0.00

-

2015

144.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

100.0%

2016

144.00

0.0%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2017

147.80

2.6%

128.10

2.6%

29.80

0.0%

2018

152.80

3.4%

131.40

2.6%

31.80

6.7%

2019

152.80

0.0%

131.40

0.0%

31.80

0.0%

Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance - aged under 25

Personal Rate

Percentage Increase

Qualified Adult Allowance

Percentage Increase

Qualified Child Increase

Percentage Increase

2008

197.80

131.30

24.00

2009

204.30

3.3%

135.60

3.3%

26.00

8.3%

2010

196.00

-4.1%

130.10

-4.1%

29.80

14.6%

2011

186.00

-5.1%

124.80

-4.1%

29.80

0.0%

2012

144.00

-22.6%

124.80

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2013

100.00

-30.6%

100.00

-19.9%

0.00

-100.0%

2014

100.00

0.0%

100.00

0.0%

0.00

-

2015

100.00

0.0%

100.00

0.0%

29.80

100.0%

2016

100.00

0.0%

100.00

0.0%

29.80

0.0%

2017

102.70

2.7%

102.70

2.7%

29.80

0.0%

2018

107.70

4.9%

107.70

4.9%

31.80

6.7%

2019

107.70

0.0%

107.70

0.0%

31.80

0.0%