Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Ceisteanna (598)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Ceist:

598. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of a €1 increase in each of the social insurance schemes in tabular form (details supplied). [16501/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

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

Social Insurance Scheme

Total (€m)

State Pension (Contributory)

 €     22.72

Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Con) Pension   (under 66 yrs)

 €       1.55

Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Con) Pension   (over 66 yrs)

 €       4.98

Deserted Wife's Benefit (under 66 yrs)

 €       0.16

Deserted Wife's Benefit (over 66 yrs)

 €       0.31

Invalidity Pension                                     

 €       3.25

Partial Capacity Benefit

 €       0.09

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)

 €       0.06

Death Benefit Pension

 €       0.04

Disablement Pension

 €       0.26

Illness Benefit

 €       2.75

Injury Benefit

 €       0.08

Incapacity Supplement

 €       0.06

Jobseeker's Benefit

 €       1.71

Carer's Benefit

 €       0.14

Health and Safety Benefit

 €       0.00

Maternity & Adoptive Benefit

 €       1.03

Paternity Benefit

 €       0.04

Total

€      39.22

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 2020. 

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