Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ceisteanna (236)

Willie O'Dea

Ceist:

236. Deputy Willie O'Dea asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of recipients of each social welfare payment or support in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50537/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Employment)

The information (where available) requested by the Deputy is detailed in the attached tabular statement.

The number of recipients of each social welfare payment or support at the end of October 2019.

Type of Payment

Recipients

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

94,799

State Pension (Contributory)

428,576

Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pension

122,328

Jobseeker's Allowance

135,240

One Parent Family Payment

39,416

Supplementary Welfare Allowance (2)

15,472

Direct Provision Allowance

4,061

Farm Assist

6,000

Jobseeker's Benefit

31,166

Maternity Benefit

21,023

Adoptive Benefit

15

Health and Safety Benefit

38

Paternity Benefit

626

Community Employment Programme

21,189

Rural Social Scheme

3,183

TUS - Community Work Placement

5,494

Job Initiative

640

Back To Work Enterprise Allowance

4,290

Back To Education Allowance

6,734

Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme

184

Partial Capacity Benefit

2,847

Disability Allowance

145,544

Carer's Allowance

83,085

Illness Benefit

46,291

Injury Benefit

1,208

Invalidity Pension

58,073

Disablement Benefit

15,095

Carer's Benefit

2,995

Domiciliary Care Allowance (Families)

41,661

Domiciliary Care Allowance (Children)

45,989

Child Benefit (Families)

635,790

Child Benefit (Children)

1,214,680

Back to work Family Dividend

5,607

Working Family Payment

52,036

Household Benefits

447,749

Rent/Local Authority Mortgage Supplement

16,957

Rent Allowance

56

Living Alone Allowance

208,337

Over 80 Allowance

166,859

Island Allowance

566

Free Travel

961,225

JobsPlus Employers in payment

1,948

JobsPlus Employees in payment

2,333

Grand Total

5,097,405