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Social Welfare Payments

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Ceisteanna (291)

Bernard Durkan

Ceist:

291. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which the number of applications for various social welfare payments has fluctuated over the past 12 months; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [58186/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The information requested by the Deputy, where available, is set out in the tables below.

Table 1: Pensions Applications

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State Pension (Contributory)

Widow(er)'s Contributory Pension

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

Oct-20

2,637

700

649

Nov-20

3,646

639

851

Dec-20

2,118

464

443

Jan-21

3,067

683

658

Feb-21

3,796

771

720

Mar-21

4,465

873

1,196

Apr-21

3,283

645

823

May-21

3,360

626

699

Jun-21

3,246

702

768

Jul-21

3,118

623

759

Aug-21

2,909

536

562

Sep-21

2,463

620

630

Oct-21

3,430

634

738

Table 2: Working Age Income Supports Applications

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Jobseekers Allowance

Jobseekers Benefit

One-Parent Family Payment

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Maternity Benefit

Paternity Benefit

Parent's Benefit

Oct-20

13,574

15,384

1026

3,833

4,034

2,548

2,438

Nov-20

10,725

11,154

852

3,052

4,353

2,481

2,453

Dec-20

7,732

7,661

537

2,341

2,618

1,604

1,895

Jan-21

8,675

10,587

668

2,227

3,752

2,216

2,422

Feb-21

7,087

7,789

712

2,120

3,697

2,135

2,355

Mar-21

7,344

7,995

761

2,380

3,974

2,780

3,198

Apr-21

6,682

8,156

770

2,185

3,515

2,162

6,769

May-21

6,938

6,982

798

2,393

3,610

3,610

4,709

Jun-21

9,347

11,944

797

2,863

4,606

2,557

4,713

Jul-21

9,691

13,228

819

3,421

3,478

2,157

4,979

Aug-21

8,204

9,382

826

3,480

3,665

2,324

4,243

Sep-21

9,556

10,775

994

3,814

4,987

3,160

5,157

Oct-21

8,371

9,587

929

3,553

3,680

2,327

4,614

Table 3: Illness, Disability, and Caring Applications

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Carer's Allowance

Carer's Benefit

Disability Allowance

Invalidity Pension

Illness Benefit

Occupational Injury Benefit

Oct-20

1,788

358

2,083

857

32,713

848

Nov-20

1,776

290

1,897

831

22,770

746

Dec-20

1,234

199

1,370

684

20,821

661

Jan-21

1,151

234

1,275

774

52,199

674

Feb-21

1,521

240

1,527

782

25,639

647

Mar-21

1,293

297

1,729

792

23,590

662

Apr-21

1,744

311

1,650

655

21,349

586

May-21

1,984

426

1,794

790

22,233

747

Jun-21

1,735

429

1,909

727

24,522

886

Jul-21

1,558

363

1,822

649

32,953

904

Aug-21

1,456

311

1,646

638

38,116

932

Sep-21

1,762

393

1,928

723

33,918

1,100

Oct-21

1,741

368

1,900

858

30,633

1,009

Table 4: Child Related Payments Applications

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Child Benefit

Working Family Payment

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Oct-20

3,000

2,176

668

Nov-20

3,324

1,505

721

Dec-20

1,959

1,002

578

Jan-21

2,754

1,148

540

Feb-21

2,713

1,106

661

Mar-21

2,458

1,196

857

Apr-21

2,435

1,402

809

May-21

2,106

1,264

1,072

Jun-21

1,499

1,393

849

Jul-21

2,694

2,450

700

Aug-21

2,506

2,497

668

Sep-21

2,528

N/Avail*

837

Oct-21

2,736

N/Avail*

766

* Figures for Working Family Payment are unavailable for September and October due to system migration.

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