Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (661)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

661. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated full-year cost if the carer's support grant was increased from €1,700 to €2,000. [11817/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The Carer’s Support Grant is an annual payment made by my Department to carers. It is paid automatically to carers who are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, Carer’s Benefit or Domiciliary Care Allowance.

The estimated full year cost of increasing the Carer's Support Grant from €1,700 to €2,000 is €35.2 million.