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Social Welfare Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Ceisteanna (281)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

281. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the degree to which the processing of various applications for social welfare payments continues to be in line with best possible waiting times; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [58176/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The requested information is outlined in the table below and outlines the average performance of schemes for the previous twelve months, for which operational data is available, versus targets issued as part of the published Revised Estimates Volume.

Scheme

Revised Estimates Volume Target

Average targets achieved (12 month average)

State Pension (Contributory)

90%

93%

Widow(er)'s Contributory Pension

90%

95%

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

75%

89%

Jobseeker's Allowance

90%

96%

Jobseeker's Benefit

90%

92%

One-Parent Family Payment

90%

97%

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

90%

94%

Maternity Benefit

90%

85%

Paternity Benefit

90%

83%

Parent's Benefit

90%

97%

Carer's Allowance

75%

95%

Disability Allowance

75%

93%

Invalidity Pension

90%

92%

Illness Benefit

90%

78%

Occupational Injury Benefit

90%

60%

Domiciliary Care Allowance

90%

94%

Household Benefits

90%

100%

Free Travel

90%

97%

Notwithstanding the difficulties posed by the pandemic, it can be seen that the great majority of schemes have performed in excess of the published targets.

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