Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1887, 1891, 1892, 1893)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

1887. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost in 2020 for each one euro and each one per cent increase in each social welfare rate and principal adult social welfare rates, respectively. [36670/19]

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Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

1891. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated additional cost for each one euro and each one per cent increase in the qualified child payment in respect of children from 12 years of age and older. [36674/19]

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Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

1892. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated cost for each week the fuel allowance season is extended. [36675/19]

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Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

1893. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated first and full year cost for each one per cent increase and one euro increase in the rate of fuel allowance, respectively. [36676/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1887 and 1891 to 1893, inclusive, together.

The estimated cost for each week the fuel allowance season is extended is €8.4 million.

The estimated full year cost for each one per cent increase and one euro increase in the rate of fuel allowance is €2.4 million and €10.5 million respectively.

The estimated additional cost for each one euro and each one per cent increase in the qualified child payment in respect of children from 12 years of age and older is €6.1 million and €2.7 million, respectively.

The estimated cost in 2020 for each one euro and each one per cent increase in each social welfare rate and principal adult social welfare rates are shown in the following tables. (Totals may not be exact due to rounding).

It should be noted that these figures are subject to change in the context of emerging trends and associated revision of the estimated numbers of recipients for 2020.

1% increase in each payment rate

Personal

Qualified Adult

Total

Social Insurance Schemes

€m

€m

€m

State Pension (Contributory)

€50.92

€6.84

€57.76

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

Under 66yrs

€3.29

€3.29

Over 66Yrs

€12.49

€12.49

Deserted Wife's Benefit

Under 66yrs

€0.30

€0.30

Over 66Yrs

€0.78

€0.78

Invalidity Pension

€6.29

€0.52

€6.80

Partial Capacity Benefit

€0.19

€0.03

€0.21

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)

€0.12

€0.12

Death Benefit Pension

€0.10

€0.10

Disablement Pension

€0.60

€0.60

Illness Benefit

€5.18

€0.24

€5.42

Injury Benefit

€0.08

€0.00

€0.09

Incapacity Supplement

€0.09

€0.01

€0.10

Jobseeker's Benefit

€3.55

€0.18

€3.74

Carer's Benefit

€0.31

€ -

€0.31

Maternity & Adoptive Benefit

€2.67

€ -

€2.67

Paternity Benefit

€0.14

€ -

€0.14

Total Social Insurance Schemes

€94.92

Social Assistance Schemes

State Pension (Non Con)

€11.76

€0.25

€12.01

Blind Person's Pension

€0.11

€0.01

€0.12

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

€0.13

€0.13

Deserted Wife's Allowance

€0.01

€0.01

One-Parent Family Payment

€4.11

€4.11

Carer's Allowance

Under 66yrs

€5.24

€ -

€5.24

66yrs or Over

€0.27

€ -

€0.27

Half Rate Carer's Allowance

Under 66yrs

€1.40

€1.40

66yrs or Over

€0.95

€0.95

Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory)

€0.05

€0.05

Jobseeker's Allowance Max Rate

€14.06

€2.15

€16.20

JA age 18 to 24 on €107.70 rate

€0.67

€0.00

€0.67

JA age 25 on €152.80 rate

€0.15

€0.00

€0.15

Disability Allowance

€15.81

€1.09

€16.90

Farm Assist

€0.58

€0.16

€0.73

Employment Support Schemes (BTWA & BTEA)

€0.80

€0.11

€0.91

Employment/Internship Schemes (CE, Tús, RSS etc.)

€3.82

€0.51

€4.33

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

€1.72

€0.17

€1.90

Total Social Assistance Schemes

€66.08

OVERALL TOTAL

€148.73

€12.27

€161.00

€1 increase in each payment rate

Personal

Qualified Adult

Total

Social Insurance Schemes

€m

€m

€m

State Pension (Contributory)

€20.80

€2.80

€23.59

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

Under 66yrs

€1.58

€1.58

Over 66Yrs

€5.06

€5.06

Deserted Wife's Benefit

Under 66yrs

€0.15

€0.15

Over 66Yrs

€0.32

€0.32

Invalidity Pension

€3.02

€0.24

€3.25

Partial Capacity Benefit

€0.09

€0.01

€0.11

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)

€0.06

€0.06

Death Benefit Pension

€0.04

€0.04

Disablement Pension

€0.25

€0.25

Illness Benefit

€2.54

€0.13

€2.67

Injury Benefit

€0.04

€0.00

€0.04

Incapacity Supplement

€0.04

€0.01

€0.05

Jobseeker's Benefit

€1.75

€0.10

€1.84

Carer's Benefit

€0.14

€ -

€0.14

Maternity & Adoptive Benefit

€1.09

€ -

€1.09

Paternity Benefit

€0.06

€ -

€0.06

Total Social Insurance Schemes

€40.3

Social Assistance Schemes

State Pension (Non Con)

€4.96

€0.11

€5.07

Blind Person's Pension

€0.06

€0.00

€0.06

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

€0.07

€0.07

One-Parent Family Payment

€2.02

€2.02

Carer's Allowance

Under 66yrs

€2.39

€ -

€2.39

66yrs or Over

€0.10

€ -

€0.10

Half Rate Carer's Allowance

Under 66yrs

€0.64

€0.64

66yrs or Over

€0.37

€0.37

Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory)

€0.03

€0.03

Jobseeker's Allowance Max Rate

€6.92

€1.16

€8.08

JA age 18 to 24 on €107.70 rate

€0.59

€0.00

€0.60

JA age 25 on €152.80 rate

€0.09

€0.00

€0.09

Disability Allowance

€7.79

€0.59

€8.38

Farm Assist

€0.28

€0.08

€0.37

Employment Support Schemes (BTWA & BTEA)

€0.40

€0.06

€0.46

Employment/Internship Schemes (CE, Tús, RSS etc.)

€1.69

€0.27

€1.97

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

€0.86

€0.09

€0.95

Total Social Assistance Schemes

€31.65

OVERALL TOTAL

€66.31

€5.65

€71.96