Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (642)

Peter Burke

Ceist:

642. Deputy Peter Burke asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost of increasing payments (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27705/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

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

Table 1: Cost of €1 increase in all social insurance payments

Scheme

Full year cost of a €1 increase

€m

Social Insurance Schemes

Pension Payments

State Pension (Contributory)

22.45

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

4.98

Deserted Wife's Benefit (Aged 66 and over)

0.34

Death Benefit Pension (Aged 66 and over)

0.03

Working Age Payments

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

1.55

Deserted Wife's Benefit

0.15

Invalidity Pension

3.23

Partial Capacity Benefit

0.09

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)

0.06

Disablement Pension

0.26

Illness Benefit

2.76

Injury Benefit

0.08

Incapacity Supplement

0.05

Jobseeker's Benefit

1.7

Carer's Benefit

0.14

Health and Safety Benefit

0.00

Maternity & Adoptive Benefit

1.03

Paternity Benefit

0.04

Total Social Insurance Schemes

38.94

Table 2: Cost of €1 increase in all social assistance payments

Scheme

Full year cost of a €1 increase

€m

Social Assistance Schemes

Pension Payments

State Pension (Non Con)

5.03

Carer's Allowance (Aged 66 and over)

0.1

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

0.34

Working Age Payments

Blind Pension

0.07

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

0.07

Deserted Wife's Allowance

0.00

One-Parent Family Payment

2.04

Carer's Allowance

2.22

Half Rate Carer's Allowance

0.59

Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory)

0.03

Jobseeker's Allowance

7.83

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

0.6

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

0.09

Disability Allowance

7.94

Farm Assist

0.44

Back to Education Allowance

0.3

Back to Work Enterprise Allowance

0.37

Community Employment

1.25

TÚS

0.37

Rural Social Scheme

0.22

Jobs Initiative

0.07

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

0.88

Total Social Assistance Schemes

30.85

Overall Total

69.79

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 adults and for those on reduced rates of payment, where relevant.