Thursday, 3 October 2019

Ceisteanna (344)

Seán Fleming

Ceist:

344. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 1808 to 1810, inclusive, of 6 September 2019 in respect of large debts owed to her Department from customers, if the figures can be further broken down in respect of the number of cases; the amount outstanding in respect of which payment arrangements are in place; the number and value of cases in which no pay arrangements are in place; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40263/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

A breakdown of the cases which are repaying and not repaying by scheme area and by the year in which the overpayment was raised is set out in tables 1 and 2 respectively. 

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Table 1 - Outstanding customer debts – value outstanding over €10,000 by scheme area – as at end August 2019  

Scheme  

Repaying  

Repaying  

Not Repaying  

Not Repaying  

Total 

Total 

 

No. of cases 

Value Outstanding at end August 2019 

No. of cases 

Value Outstanding at end August 2019 

No. of cases 

Value Outstanding at end August 2019 

Jobseekers Allowance 

1,565 

€42,192,936 

1,526 

€42,306,087 

3,091 

€84,499,023 

One Parent Family Payment 

1,284 

€35,991,554 

1,513 

€35,356,666 

2,797 

€71,348,220 

Disability Allowance 

568 

€16,094,691 

500 

€16,923,983 

1,068 

€33,018,675 

State Pension Non-Con 

294 

€8,737,633 

741 

€31,538,568 

1,035 

€40,276,201 

Carers Allowance 

506 

€14,198,147 

292 

€8,243,575 

798 

€22,441,722 

State Pension Contributory 

182 

€4,707,141 

251 

€7,579,804 

433 

€12,286,945 

Child Benefit 

90 

€1,549,483 

291 

€5,089,970 

381 

€6,639,453 

Illness Benefit 

189 

€4,417,484 

110 

€2,283,605 

299 

€6,701,090 

Invalidity Pension 

196 

€5,520,233 

99 

€2,583,284 

295 

€8,103,518 

Widow(er)s Pension Con 

150 

€5,290,154 

89 

€3,070,193 

239 

€8,360,348 

Basic Supplement Welfare 

85 

€1,802,083 

128 

€2,765,346 

213 

€4,567,429 

Rent Supplement 

76 

€1,638,163 

94 

€2,242,607 

170 

€3,880,770 

Deserted Wife's Benefit 

87 

€4,017,317 

55 

€2,274,517 

142 

€6,291,834 

Farm Assist 

71 

€2,376,896 

56 

€1,662,919 

127 

€4,039,815 

Family Income Supplement 

65 

€1,320,085 

55 

€1,154,737 

120 

€2,474,823 

Widows Non Contributory Pension 

38 

€1,066,345 

37 

€929,899 

75 

€1,996,245 

Jobseekers Benefit 

18 

€293,696 

55 

€825,807 

73 

€1,119,503 

Pre-retirement Allowance 

25 

€585,655 

26 

€504,960.45 

51 

€1,090,616.02 

Back To Work Scheme 

15 

€227,321 

32 

€566,694 

47 

€794,015 

Deserted Wife's Allowance 

17 

€883,554 

20 

€606,529 

37 

€1,490,083 

Blind Persons Pension 

23 

€978,850 

11 

€369,565 

34 

€1,348,415 

State Pension Transition 

15 

€330,256 

15 

€329,795 

30 

€660,051 

Back To Work Enterprise Allowance 

12 

€235,269 

17 

€383,058 

29 

€618,328 

Mortgage Interest Supplement 

12 

€193,296 

11 

€226,182 

23 

€419,478 

Disablement Benefit 

15 

€474,669 

€106,173 

20 

€580,842 

Rent Allowance 

€117,742 

€385,988 

15 

€503,730 

Guardians Payment (Contributory) 

10 

€451,278 

€88,815 

15 

€540,093 

Guardians Payment (Non-Contributory) 

€109,866 

€227,022 

13 

€336,888 

Domiciliary Care 

€68,866 

€96,246 

10 

€165,112 

Carer's Benefit 

€39,108 

€108,352 

€147,460 

Third Level Option 

€32,553 

€76,172 

€108,725 

Second Level Option 

€23,169 

€59,293 

€82,463 

Rural Social Scheme 

€47,805 

€15,681 

€63,486 

Part-time Job Incentive 

€33,339 

€24,578 

€57,918 

Diet Supplement 

 

 

€21,148 

€21,148 

Jobs Initiative Scheme 

 

 

€14,738 

€14,738 

Death Benefit 

€112,107 

 

 

€112,107 

National Internship 

€12,783 

 

 

€12,783 

Respite Care 

€10,925 

 

 

€10,925 

Partial Capacity Benefit 

€10,658 

 

 

€10,658 

Magdalen Commission Scheme 

 

 

€14,619 

€14,619 

Adoptive Parent Benefit 

 

 

€28,299 

€28,299 

Total 

5,638 

€156,193,128 

6,075 

€171,085,486 

11,713 

€327,278,615 

Table 2 - Outstanding customer debts – value outstanding over €10,000 by year debt was raised – as at end August 2019 

Year Raised 

 

Repaying    

Repaying    

Not Repaying  

Not Repaying  

Total 

Total 

 

No. of cases 

Value Outstanding at end August 2019 

No. of cases 

Value Outstanding at end August 2019 

No. of cases 

Value Outstanding at end August 2019 

1984 

€19,930 

€28,778 

€48,708 

1985 

€11,958 

€16,452 

€28,411 

1986 

€43,983 

10 

€167,429 

13 

€211,412 

1987 

€39,656 

€190,041 

12 

€229,698 

1988 

€139,821 

17 

€309,375 

26 

€449,196 

1989 

€102,011 

32 

€584,130 

38 

€686,141 

1990 

14 

€247,224 

27 

€538,016 

41 

€785,240 

1991 

12 

€231,211 

24 

€448,574 

36 

€679,785 

1992 

17 

€283,200 

39 

€656,837 

56 

€940,038 

1993 

13 

€234,408 

25 

€440,106 

38 

€674,514 

1994 

22 

€489,292 

51 

€900,705 

73 

€1,389,998 

1995 

30 

€667,885 

50 

€884,668 

80 

€1,552,554 

1996 

39 

€750,243 

55 

€974,452 

94 

€1,724,696 

1997 

43 

€868,41 

73 

€1,372,747 

116 

€2,241,163 

1998 

41 

€858,632 

67 

€1,320,770 

108 

€2,179,403 

1999 

61 

€1,394,002 

67 

€1,194,358 

128 

€2,588,361 

2000 

48 

€1,018,872 

73 

€1,419,056 

121 

€2,437,929 

2001 

38 

€858,838 

81 

€1,567,510 

119 

€2,426,349 

2002 

45 

€1,034,778 

55 

€1,088,863 

100 

€2,123,641 

2003 

116 

€2,159,039 

173 

€2,972,678 

289 

€5,131,717 

2004 

224 

€4,123,378 

400 

€6,954,932 

624 

€11,078,310 

2005 

180 

€3,991,446 

226 

€5,070,343 

406 

€9,061,789 

2006 

147 

€3,205,559 

166 

€3,516,088 

313 

€6,721,648 

2007 

134 

€3,131,212 

114 

€2,683,754 

248 

€5,814,967 

2008 

163 

€3,914,658 

123 

€2,950,242 

286 

€6,864,900 

2009 

225 

€6,131,559 

187 

€5,384,136 

412 

€11,515,696 

2010 

260 

€7,358,599 

255 

€6,402,283 

515 

€13,760,882 

2011 

319 

€9,440,454 

296 

€7,072,343 

615 

€16,512,798 

2012 

317 

€10,633,923 

329 

€9,286,969 

646 

€19,920,892 

2013 

469 

€14,826,226 

438 

€13,005,313 

907 

€27,831,540 

2014 

416 

€11,504,689 

405 

€11,998,352 

821 

€23,503,041 

2015 

433 

€13,582,919 

409 

€13,251,087 

842 

€26,834,007 

2016 

402 

€12,328,812 

365 

€12,571,999 

767 

€24,900,812 

2017 

530 

€15,010,237 

447 

€16,482,783 

977 

€31,493,020 

2018 

488 

€14,891,558 

525 

€19,997,097 

1,013 

€34,888,656 

2019 

369 

€10,664,481 

459 

€17,382,203 

828 

€28,046,684 

Total  

5,638 

€156,193,128 

6,075 

€171,085,486 

11,713 

€327,278,615