Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Ceisteanna (207, 211)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

207. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the full year cost of increasing all social welfare payments by €5, €10, €15 and €20, respectively, by payment type, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27000/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

211. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full year cost of increasing all working age payments by €5, €10, €15 and €20 by payment type, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27037/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 207 and 211 together.

The costings sought by the Deputy are detailed in the following table.

Cost of varying increases in social welfare payments

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Full year cost of a €5 increase

Full year cost of a €10 increase

Full year cost of a €15 increase

Full year cost of a €20 increase

Scheme

€m

€m

€m

€m

Working Age Payments

Social Insurance Schemes

Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Con) Pension

7.98

15.96

23.94

31.92

Deserted Wife's Benefit

1.08

2.16

3.24

4.32

Invalidity Pension

15.44

30.88

46.32

61.76

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)

0.28

0.56

0.84

1.12

Disablement Pension

1.28

2.56

3.84

5.12

Illness Benefit

14.49

28.98

43.47

57.96

Injury Benefit

0.42

0.84

1.26

1.68

Incapacity Supplement

0.28

0.56

0.84

1.12

Jobseeker's Benefit

8.53

17.06

25.59

34.12

Carer's Benefit

0.71

1.42

2.13

2.84

Health and Safety Benefit

0.02

0.04

0.06

0.08

Maternity & Adoptive Benefit

5.35

10.7

16.05

21.4

Paternity Benefit

0.31

0.62

0.93

1.24

Social Assistance Schemes

Blind Pension

0.34

0.68

1.02

1.36

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

0.36

0.72

1.08

1.44

Deserted Wife's Allowance

0.03

0.06

0.09

0.12

One-Parent Family Payment

10.17

20.34

30.51

40.68

Carer's Allowance

11.35

22.7

34.05

45.4

Half Rate Carer's Allowance

3.11

6.22

9.33

12.44

Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory)

0.13

0.26

0.39

0.52

Jobseeker's Allowance

38.23

76.47

114.87

153.1

Jobseeker's Allowance - for those aged 18 to 24 years of age

4.15

8.3

12.44

16.59

Jobseeker's Allowance - for those aged 25 years of age

0.72

1.44

2.17

2.89

Pre-Retirement Allowance

0.05

0.1

0.15

0.2

Disability Allowance

39.67

79.34

119.01

158.68

Farm Assist

2.33

4.66

6.99

9.32

Back to Education Allowance

2.08

4.16

6.24

8.32

Back to Work Enterprise Allowance

2.33

4.66

6.99

9.32

Community Employment

6.02

12.04

18.06

24.08

TÚS

1.8

3.6

5.4

7.2

Rural Social Scheme

1.11

2.22

3.33

4.44

Gateway

0.0

0.01

0.01

0.02

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

4.57

9.14

13.71

18.28

Total Working Age Payments

184.72

369.46

554.35

739.08

Pension Payments

Social Insurance Schemes

State Pension (Contributory)

110.16

220.32

330.48

440.64

Widow/er's Contributory Pension (Aged 66 and over)

22.23

44.46

66.69

88.92

Deserted Wife's Benefit (Aged 66 and over)

0.57

1.14

1.71

2.28

Death Benefit Pension (Aged 66 and over)

0.09

0.18

0.27

0.36

Social Assistance Schemes

State Pension (Non Con)

25.14

50.28

75.42

100.56

Carer's Allowance (Aged 66 and over)

0.66

1.32

1.98

2.64

Half Rate Carer's Allowance (Aged 66 and over)

1.57

3.14

4.71

6.28

Total Pension Payments

160.42

320.84

481.26

641.68

Total for Social Assistance and Social Insurance

345.14

690.30

1,035.61

1,380.76

Other Payments or Supplements

Domiciliary Care Allowance

2.43

4.85

7.28

9.71

Child Benefit

73.79

147.58

221.37

295.17

Carer Support Grant

0.56

1.12

1.68

2.24

Household Benefits

26.27

52.54

78.81

105.08

Fuel Allowance

50.76

101.52

152.28

203.04

Telephone Support Allowance

33.02

66.04

99.06

132.08

Increase for Qualified Child

87.89

175.78

263.67

351.56

Living Alone Allowance

54.99

109.98

164.97

219.97

Over 80s Allowance

42.89

85.78

128.67

171.56

Other Payments Total

372.6

745.19

1,117.79

1,490.41

Overall Total

717.74

1,435.49

2153.40

2,871.17

The costs shown above are on a full year basis and are based on the estimated number of recipients in 2019. 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.

It should also be noted that these costings include proportionate increases for qualified adults and for those on reduced rates of payment, where relevant.