Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (533)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Ceist:

533. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of a €1 increase in schemes (details supplied) in tabular form [20893/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The information that the Deputy is looking for is detailed in the following series of tables:

Table 1: Indicative Cost of Each €1 Increase in Personal and IQA Rates

Payment

Personal €m

Qualified Adult €m

Total €m

Social Insurance Schemes

State Pension (Contributory)

€ 19.19

€ 2.95

€ 22.15

Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Con) Pension – Under 66 years

€ 1.60

€ 1.60

Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Con) Pension – Over 66 years

€ 4.44

€ 4.44

Deserted Wife's Benefit – Under 66 years

€ 0.22

€ 0.22

Deserted Wife's Benefit – Over 66 years

€ 0.11

€ 0.11

Invalidity Pension – Under 66 years

€ 3.09

€ 0.31

€ 3.40

Invalidity Pension – Over 66 years

N/A

€ 0.03

€ 0.03

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)

€ 0.06

€ 0.06

Death Benefit Pension

€ 0.04

€ 0.04

Disablement Pension

€ 0.26

€ 0.26

Illness Benefit

€ 2.70

€ 0.21

€ 2.91

Injury Benefit

€ 0.08

€ 0.01

€ 0.08

Incapacity Supplement

€ 0.05

€ 0.01

€ 0.06

Jobseeker's Benefit

€ 1.57

€ 0.14

€ 1.71

Carer's Benefit

€ 0.14

€ -

€ 0.14

Health and Safety Benefit

€ 0.00

€ 0.00

€ 0.00

Maternity & Adoptive Benefit

€ 1.07

€ -

€ 1.07

Paternity Benefit

€ 0.06

€ -

€ 0.06

Social Assistance Schemes

State Pension (Non Con)

€ 4.93

€ 0.11

€ 5.03

Blind Person's Pension

€ 0.06

€ 0.00

€ 0.07

Widow/ers or Surviving Civil Partner's (Non-Con) Pension

€ 0.07

€ 0.07

Deserted Wife's Allowance

€ 0.01

€ 0.01

One-Parent Family Payment

€ 2.03

€ 2.03

Carer's Allowance – Under 66 Years

€ 2.27

€ -

€ 2.27

Carer's Allowance – Over 66 Years

€ 0.13

€ -

€ 0.13

Half Rate Carer's Allowance – Under 66 years

€ 0.62

€ 0.62

Half Rate Carer's Allowance – Over 66 years

€ 0.31

€ 0.31

Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory)

€ 0.03

€ 0.03

Jobseeker's Allowance - Long Term

€ 4.48

€ 0.83

€ 5.31

Jobseeker's Allowance - Short Term

€ 2.04

€ 0.36

€ 2.40

JA under 25 on €100 rate

€ 0.82

€ 0.01

€ 0.83

JA under 26 on €144 rate

€ 0.14

€ 0.00

€ 0.14

Pre-Retirement Allowance

€ 0.00

€ 0.00

€ 0.00

Disability Allowance

€ 7.51

€ 0.45

€ 7.96

Farm Assist

€ 0.36

€ 0.12

€ 0.47

Employment Support Schemes (BTWA & BTEA)

€ 0.79

€ 0.11

€ 0.91

Employment/Internship Schemes (CE, Tús, RSS etc.)

€ 1.62

€ 0.22

€ 1.84

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

€ 0.79

€ 0.13

€ 0.92

OVERALL TOTAL

€63.70

€6.01

€69.71

Table 2: Cost of €1 increase as per Programme Area

Programme Area

Cost

€m

Pensioners – Aged 66 and over

State Pension (Contributory), Invalidity Pension (Aged 65), Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pension, Deserted Wife's Benefit, State Pension (Non-Con), Carer's Allowance, Half Rate Carer's Allowance

32.21

Working Age - Aged under 66 years

People with Disabilities

Invalidity Pension, Disability Allowance, Blind Pension, Incapacity Supplement, Disablement Pension

11.74

Carers

Carer's Allowance, Half Rate Carer's Allowance, Carer's Benefit

3.03

Employment Supports

Back To Work Allowance, Back To Education Allowance, Community Employment Programme, TÚS, Rural Social Scheme, Jobs Initiative

2.74

All Other Rates

Widow/er's Pension or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory), Deserted Wife's Benefit, Death Benefit Pension, Jobseeker's Benefit, Illness Benefit, Health & Safety Benefit, Injury Benefit, Guardian's Payment (Contributory), Jobseeker's Allowance, Pre-Retirement Allowance, Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's Pension (Non-Con), Deserted Wife's Allowance, Farm Assist, One Parent Family Payment, SWA, Guardian's Payment (Non-Con), Part Time Job Incentive, Maternity/Adoptive/Paternity Benefit

19.98

Overall Total – including Pensioners

69.71

Table 3: Increases to other Schemes/Payments

Scheme

Cost

€m

€1 increase in the monthly rate of Child Benefit

14.76

€1 increase in the rate of Fuel Allowance

9.91

Increase the duration of the Fuel Allowance by one week

8.58

€1 increase in the rate of the Increase for a Qualified Child

17.58

€1 change in the rate of Living Alone Allowance (for everyone)

- Pensioners only

- Other schemes (Invalidity Pension, Disability Allowance, Blind Pension and Widow's/Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non-Contributory Pension

11.00

8.80

2.20

The costs shown above are on a full year basis and are based on the estimated number of recipients in 2019 except for the Fuel Allowance costing which is based on the on the estimated number of recipients in 2018. It should be noted that these costings are subject to change in the context of emerging trends and associated revision of the estimated numbers of recipients for 2019.