Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (640)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

640. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of applications awaiting a decision in respect of the various social welfare entitlements; the number on appeal; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8434/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The information requested by the Deputy (where available) is in the following tabular statements. The first table details both the number of claims pending at the end of the month and the number of appeals on hand for those schemes. The second table details the number of appeals on hand for additional schemes where, as a result of IT system limitations, the number of pending claims cannot be determined. 

Tabular statement.

Scheme

Pending 31 January 2019

Appeals on Hand at 31 January 2019

State Pension (Contributory)

3,874

200

Widow(er)'s Contributory Pension 

689

25

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

924

217

Jobseekers Allowance

4,279

1,856

Jobseekers Benefit

2,064

332

One-Parent Family Payment

714

182

Supplementary Welfare Allowance BASI

594

395

Maternity Benefit

1,390

21

Paternity Benefit

2,015

7

Carer's Allowance

3,911

1,527

Carer's Benefit

789

74

Disability Allowance

5,374

1,789

Invalidity Pension

2,491

859

Illness Benefit

 959

273

Occupational Injury Benefit

 1,723

33

Child Benefit

1,598

300

Widowed Parent Grant

18

2

Working Family Payment

5,158

219

Domiciliary Care Allowance

1,138

695

Household Benefits

2,357

N/avail

Free Travel

6

N/avail

 

Scheme

Appeals on Hands at 31 January 2019

Blind Person’s Pension

5

Partial Capacity Benefit

68

Deserted Wives Benefit

6

Farm Assist

53

Bereavement Grant

1

Liable  Relatives

2

Disablement Pension

206

Medical Care

3

Incapacity Supplement

6

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)

11

Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory)

4

BTW Family Dividend

17

Carer’s Support Grant 

59

Widowed Parent Grant

2

Widow(er)'s Pension Non-con

14

Treatment Benefits

1