Friday, 6 September 2019

Ceisteanna (1906)

Róisín Shortall

Ceist:

1906. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the cost of restoring the weekly income disregard to €165.62 for all lone parents receiving the one parent family payment, jobseeker's transitional payment and jobseeker's allowance. [36928/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The cost of increasing the value of the weekly income disregard for all lone parents receiving the One Parent Family Payment, Jobseekers Transitional Payment and Jobseekers Allowance to €165.62 for 2019 would be approximately €12.4 million euro.

The costings do not take into account potential behavioural changes or the inflow of new entrants that could arise from the introduction of higher income disregards and which could give rise to additional costs.