Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Ceisteanna (247)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

247. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of persons in receipt of various disability payments; the extent to which the number has fluctuated in the past three years; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50627/19]

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 disability payments at the end of October in each of the years 2016 to 2019 .

Type of Payment

2016

2017

2018

2019

Disability Allowance

125,046

132,727

139,722

145,544

Carer's Allowance

69,050

74,887

78,681

83,085

Illness Benefit

55,570

54,418

58,207

46,291

Injury Benefit

1,017

1,050

869

1,208

Invalidity Pension

55,317

57,333

57,543

58,073

Disablement Benefit

14,342

14,733

14,861

15,095

Carer's Benefit

2,605

2,704

2,616

2,995

Total

308,990

323,520

352,499

352,291