Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (181)

Gary Gannon

Question:

181. Deputy Gary Gannon asked the Minister for Social Protection the estimated amount an increase by €5 in the disability allowance would cost the State; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7803/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

The estimated full year cost of a €5 increase in the weekly rate of Disability Allowance is €43.1 million, based on the estimated number of recipients in 2021. This costing includes a proportionate increase for qualified adults.

It should be noted that this costing is subject to change in the context of emerging trends and associated revision of the estimated numbers of recipients.