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Social Welfare Benefits

Dáil Éireann Debate, Thursday - 25 November 2021

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Ceisteanna (95)

Alan Farrell

Ceist:

95. Deputy Alan Farrell asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of persons who have benefited, by county, from parent’s benefit since its introduction and since its expansion in April 2021; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [57133/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The information requested by the Deputy is included in the following table. Note that the numbers refer to people who were in receipt of payment for Parent's Benefit.

County

Pre-April 2021

Post-April 2021

Carlow

272

363

Cavan

440

563

Clare

584

816

Cork

2,979

4,144

Donegal

656

883

Dublin

5,945

8,143

Galway

1,432

1,959

Kerry

666

959

Kildare

1,266

1,750

Kilkenny

531

743

Laois

350

500

Leitrim

199

258

Limerick

913

1,188

Longford

187

257

Louth

527

696

Mayo

599

874

Meath

1,041

1,525

Monaghan

362

517

Offaly

307

453

Roscommon

356

455

Sligo

339

463

Tipperary

761

1,042

Waterford

583

757

Westmeath

469

634

Wexford

631

911

Wicklow

613

847

Total

23,008

31,700

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