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Social Welfare Benefits Data

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 16 July 2013

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Ceisteanna (538, 539, 540, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546, 547, 548, 549, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 560, 561, 562, 563, 564, 565, 566, 567, 568, 569, 570, 571, 572, 573)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

538. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for family income supplement in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year; and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34789/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

539. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for family income supplement applications in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34790/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

540. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline in tabular form the total number of applications for illness benefit in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year; the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34791/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

541. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for illness benefit applications in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34792/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

542. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for invalidity pension in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year; and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34793/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

543. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for invalidity pension applications in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the total waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34794/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

544. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for the blind pension in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34795/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

545. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for blind pension applications in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the total waiting times for appeals in those years and 2012 to date. [34796/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

546. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the number of applications for injury benefit in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34797/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

547. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for injury benefit applications in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the total waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34798/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

548. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for disablement benefit in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year; and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34799/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

549. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline in tabular form the average waiting times for disablement benefit applications in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the total waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34800/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

550. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for partial capacity benefit in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year; and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34801/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

551. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for partial capacity benefit applications in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the total waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34802/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

552. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for domiciliary care allowance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year; and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34803/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

553. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for domiciliary care allowance applications in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34804/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

554. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for jobseeker's benefit in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year; and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34805/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

555. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for jobseeker's benefit applications in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the total waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34806/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

556. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for jobseeker's allowance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year; and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34807/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

557. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for jobseeker's allowance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34808/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

558. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for carer's allowance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year, the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year; and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34809/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

559. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for carer's allowance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34810/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

560. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for carer's benefit in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year; and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34811/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

561. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for carer's benefit in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34812/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

562. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for the half-rate carer's allowance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year; and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34813/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

563. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for half-rate carer's allowance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34814/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

564. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for the one-parent family payment in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34815/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

565. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection to outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for the one-parent family payment in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34816/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

566. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for health and safety benefit in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34817/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

567. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for health and safety benefit in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34818/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

568. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for the back to work enterprise allowance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34819/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

569. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for the back to work enterprise allowance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34820/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

570. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for farm assist in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34821/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

571. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for farm assist in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34822/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

572. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the total number of applications for back to education allowance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; the number of rejections per year; the number of appeals per year; the number of successful appeals per year and the number of outstanding applications and appeals. [34823/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

573. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Social Protection if she will outline, in tabular form, the average waiting times for back to education allowance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and to date in 2013; and the average waiting times for appeals in those years and to date in 2013. [34824/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 538 to 573, inclusive, together.

The following tables set out the requested information in relation to 2012 and to date in 2013.

Illness Benefit; Recipients May 2013 – 61,042

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

Average Time to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Average Time to

Oral Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

286,534

245,319

1

4,452

68,881

36,855

2,653

325

15

1,283

651

42

501,461

May 2013

133,151

114,432

1

4,833

65,875

16,362

839

174

4

462

364

40

47965

Jobseeker’s Allowance; Recipients May 2013 – 303,223

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

Average Time to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Average

Time

to

Oral Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

225,262

167,623

5

18,464

312,906

19,811

6,290

1,205

327

1,621

3,227

47

362,769

May 2013

88,074

67,715

4

15,513

318,736

7,734

2,403

475

128

335

1,464

20

242,542

Jobseeker’s Benefit; Recipients May 2013 – 76,457

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals

Disallowed

Average Time to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Average Time to

Oral Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

192,965

169,755

2

7,723

88,014

6,373

1,289

183

37

365

669

21

31519

May 2013

74,957

68,628

2

4,480

80,937

2,388

380

72

19

104

285

22

29365

Family Income Supplement; Recipients May 2013 – 40,593

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

Average Time to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Average Time to

Oral Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)

Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

New Claims

Renewals

Totals

20,341

29,589

49,930

13,264

28,118

41,382

16

15

N/A

7,360

2,491

10,851

N/A

N/A

53,009

7,396

2,649

10,045

301

33

9

88

115

23

31

147

May 2013

New Claims

Renewals

Totals

9,944

13,670

23,614

9,554

15,262

24,816

12*

7*

N/A

1,804

541

2,345

N/A

N/A

42,938

5,946

1,358

7,304

143

14

1

28

41

29

41

203

Note: Currently FIS new claims are cleared within 2 weeks of receipt and there is no delay with Renewals.

Carer’s Allowance (Incl. Half Rate Carer’s Allowance); Recipients May 2013 – 55,530

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

Average Time to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Aver-

age

Time

to

Oral Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

15,493

9,880

25

8,553

60,762

6,827

2,676

651

135

452

786

33

421,766

May 2013

5014

8,825

32*

3,103

58,633

5,594

1,879

468

54

431

735

28

351,941

Note: New claims for Carer’s Allowance are currently awarded inside 8 weeks of receipt, the average processing time reflect appeals in the system following major clearance of backlogs in 2012 and early 2013. This will reduce as appeals are cleared.

One-parent Family Payment; Recipients May 2013 – 87,586

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

Average Time to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Aver-

age

Time

to

Oral Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

15,493

9,880

25

8,553

60,762

6,827

947

171

56

247

405

27

43586

May 2013

5,919

4,628

12

2,820

90,406

604

270

74

21

86

178

33

34430

Injury Benefit; Recipients May 2013 – 1,058 (includes Interim Illness Benefit)

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

Average Time to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Aver-

age

Time

to

Oral Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

13,641

10,927

N/A

491

1,525

1,101

13

2

0

1

7

19

6711

May 2013

5,603

4,776

N/A

223

1,281

417

8

2

0

1

4

35

5912

Invalidity Pension; Recipients May 2013 – 51,532

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

Average Time to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Aver-

age

Time

to

Oral

Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

11,510

6,352

35

3,662

53,715

702

4,765

1,031

4

474

430

39

494,356

May 2013

4,085

4,369

56*

2,056

53,588

4,399

1,904

1,611

5

1,551

574

35

442,496

Note: New Invalidity Pension claims are processed within 6 weeks of receipt and have been for all of 2013, the average processing times reflect the number of appeals following major backlog clearance in 2012 and early 2013. This will reduce as appeals are cleared.

Domiciliary Care Allowance; Recipients May 2013 – 25,113

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

Ave

age

Time

to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Aver-

age

Time

to

Oral

Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

4,079

1,586

6

478

25,177

3,174

2,186

874

29

625

906

32

411,113

May 2013

1,857

770

8

733

25,846

916

572

343

10

328

389

31

37608

Partial Capacity Benefit; Recipients May 2013 – 955

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

Aver-

age

Time

to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Aver-

age

Time

to

Oral

Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

1,819

939

N/A

831

1,564

49

67

0

0

0

0

N/A

N/A67

May 2013

419

211

N/A

988

1,943

51

34

0

0

4

2

21

N/A92

Carer’s Benefit; Recipients May 2013 – 1,643

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

Aver-

age

Time

to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Aver-

age

Time

to

Oral

Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)

Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

1,788

2,021

N/A

255

1,893

769

183

43

8

66

48

27

3575

May 2013

790

743

N/A

325

1,968

259

49

27

2

17

36

24

2839

Disablement Benefit; Recipients May 2013 – 14,223

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals Disallowed

Aver-

age

Time

to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Aver-

age

Time

to

Oral

Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)

Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

1,436

1,384

N/A

1,699

15,901

254

409

110

47

50

210

36

46254

May 2013

463

327

N/A

1,653

15,876

163

170

51

7

29

85

32

39240

Blind Persons Pension; Recipients May 2013 – 1,428

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals

Disallowed

Aver-

age

Time

to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Aver-

age

Time

to

Oral

Hearing

Decision

(Weeks)

Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

198

96

N/A

34

1,490

107

27

3

2

7

19

24

358

May 2013

76

29

N/A

47

1,475

34

16

2

0

1

7

25

N/A14

Farm Assist; Recipients May 2013 – 10,785

-

Claims Registered

Claims Awarded

Average time to Award

(Weeks)

Claims Pending Decision

Claimload (recipients and pending claims)

Claims Disallowed

Appeals

Lodged

Appeals Allowed

Appeals

Partly

Allowed

Revised

DO

Decision

Appeals

Disallowed

Aver-

age

Time

to

Summary

Decision

(Weeks)

Aver-

age

Time

to

Oral

Hearing

Decision

(Weeks) Appeals

Pending Decision

2012

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

271

25

31

40

113

23

45161

May 2013

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

135

21

14

9

62

25

30168

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