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Social Welfare Benefits

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 5 February 2013

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Ceisteanna (449, 450, 451, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 470, 471, 472, 473, 475, 476, 478, 479, 480, 481, 483, 489, 490, 491)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

449. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of persons in receipt of jobseeker's benefit in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total cost of the payment in 2010, 2011 and the estimated cost in 2012; her plans for the future of this payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5728/13]

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Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

450. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of persons in receipt of child benefit in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5729/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

451. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the jobseeker's allowance in 2010, 2011 and currently, the current number in receipt broken down county by county, the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012, her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5730/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

453. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the disability allowance in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5732/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

454. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the illness benefit in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5734/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

455. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the invalidity pension in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5735/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

456. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the blind pension in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5736/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

457. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the injury benefit in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012, her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5737/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

458. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the disablement benefit in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012, her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5738/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

459. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the domiciliary care allowance in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5739/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

461. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the carer's allowance in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5741/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

462. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the carer's benefit in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5742/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

463. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the respite care grant in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5743/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

464. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the State pension contributory in 2010, 2011 and currently; the current number in receipt broken down county by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5744/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

465. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the state pension non-contributory in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5745/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

466. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the maternity benefit in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5746/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

467. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the one parent family payment in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5747/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

468. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the health and safety benefit in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5748/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

470. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the family income supplement in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5750/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

471. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the back to school clothing and footware allowance in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5751/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

472. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the widow's, widowers or surviving civil partners non-contributory pension in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5752/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

473. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the widow's, widowers or surviving civil partners contributory pension in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5753/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

475. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the widow's, widowers or surviving civil partners non-contributory pension in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5755/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

476. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the guardian payment in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5756/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

478. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the family income supplement in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5758/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

479. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the back to work allowance in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5759/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

480. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the back to work enterprise allowance in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5760/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

481. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the farm assist in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5761/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

483. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the back to education allowance in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5764/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

489. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection total number of people in receipt of the rent supplement in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5773/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

490. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the supplementary welfare allowance in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5774/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

491. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection the total number of people in receipt of the mortgage interest supplement in 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the current number in receipt broken down by county; the total costs of the payment in 2010, 2011 and estimated total costs in 2012; her plans for the future of the payment; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5775/13]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 449, 450, 451, 453 to 459, inclusive, 461 to 468, inclusive, 470 to 476, inclusive, 478 to 481, inclusive, 483 and 489 to 491, inclusive, together.

The information requested by the Deputy in respect of 2010 and 2011 remains unchanged from that which was forwarded to him in reply to Questions Nos. 464, 465, 466, 468, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 477, 478, 479, 480, 481, 482, 483, 484, 486, 487, 488, 489, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 498, 506, 507 and 508 on 6 November 2012.

With regard to the number of recipients of Social Welfare, a county level breakdown is collated by my Department annually for inclusion in the Statistical Information on Social Welfare Services report. Work has commenced on the compilation of data for the production of the 2012 report which will be laid before the Dáil when it is published.

However, I enclose for the Deputy’s information, in tabular format, the total number of recipients in each of the schemes referred to along with provisional expenditure at the 31st of December 2012.

Scheme

Number of Recipients

Provisional Outturn €000

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

96,126

964,513

State Pension (Contributory)

312,314

3,801,995

Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension

116,751

1,343,293

Jobseeker’s Allowance

294,442

3,053,369

One Parent Family Payment

87,918

1,057,446

Widow/er’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension

1,854

17,659

Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance

32,358

180,299

Farm Assist

11,162

108,168

Jobseeker’s Benefit

80,291

737,249

Maternity Benefit

22,850

303,138

Health &Safety Benefit

60

519

Back to Education Allowance

25,033

199,058

Back to Work Allowance

18

Back to Enterprise Allowance

10,810

127,156

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

184,770

65,689

Disability Allowance

101,784

1,095,992

Blind Pension

1,453

16,845

Carer’s Allowance

52,209

509,612

Illness Benefit

64,429

773,713

Injury Benefit

671

15,860

Invalidity Pension

50,053

600,482

Disablement Benefit

14,202

75,626

Carer’s Benefit

1,710

24,448

Respite Care Grant

4,301

136,376

Domicilliary Care Allowance (Families)

24,699

102,189

Family Income Supplement

32,630

223,281

Child Benefit (Families)

608,733

2,046,987

Guardian’s Payment(Non-Contributory)

433

4,986

Guardian’s Payment (Contributory)

938

10,840

Rent Supplement

87,684

422,721

Mortgage Interest Supplement

14,597

55,102

The number of recipients of Respite Care Grant above are those who are not in receipt of any other Carer's payment, (Carer's Allowance, Carer's Benefit and Domiciliary Care Allowance). There are approximately a further 65,000 Respite Care Grant recipients who qualify for payment automatically under the terms of the relevant scheme.

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