Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Ceisteanna (807)

Bríd Smith

Ceist:

807. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated amount it would cost to reinstate child benefit for children living in direct provision. [29760/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

It is estimated that the full year cost of introducing child benefit for children who live in direct provision is €2.84 million.

Any introduction of child benefit for children living in direct provision would have to be considered in the overall budgetary context. 

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.