Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Ceisteanna (1485)

Thomas P. Broughan

Ceist:

1485. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of young persons under 26 years of age in receipt of disability allowance at the end of each of the years 2013 to 2018, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [19723/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

Disability Allowance (DA) is a weekly allowance for people with a disability aged between 16 and 66 with a disability expected to last for at least one year and who satisfy the medical condition, means test and are habitually resident in Ireland. 

The number of persons under 26 years of age in receipt of DA at the end of the years 2013 to 2018 are outlined in the table following:

YEAR

NUMBER OF DA RECEPIENTS UNDER THE AGE OF 26

2013

15,082

2014

16,055

2015

17,400

2016

18,871

2017

20,417

2018

21,907

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.