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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 31 May 2022

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Ceisteanna (479)

Catherine Connolly

Ceist:

479. Deputy Catherine Connolly asked the Minister for Social Protection the estimated cost of a €1 increase in each of the social insurance schemes, social assistance schemes, other weekly schemes and other schemes payments in tabular form (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [27934/22]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The estimated full year additional cost of increasing each weekly social welfare payment by €1 is shown in the table below. 

Payment

Personal €m

Qualified Adult €m

Total €m

Social Insurance Schemes

 

 

 

State Pension (Contributory)

22.7

3.0

25.6

Widow/er's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Con) Pension

6.2

 

6.2

Deserted Wife's Benefit

0.2

 

0.2

Invalidity Pension                                      

3.0

0.2

3.2

Partial Capacity Benefit

0.1

0.0

0.1

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)

0.1

 

0.1

Disablement Pension

0.2

 

0.2

Illness Benefit

2.5

0.1

2.6

Jobseeker's Benefit

2.2

0.1

2.2

Jobseeker's Benefit (Self Employed)

0.1

0.0

0.1

Carer's Benefit

0.2

 

0.2

Maternity & Adoptive Benefit 

1.1

 

1.1

Paternity & Parent's Benefit 

0.3

 

0.3

 

 

 

 

Social Assistance Schemes

 

 

 

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

4.9

0.1

5.0

Blind Person's Pension                            

0.1

0.0

0.1

Widow/ers or Surviving Civil Partner's (Non-Contributory) Pension                    

0.1

 

0.1

One-Parent Family Payment                     

2.1

 

2.1

Carer's Allowance                                     

2.8

 

2.8

Half Rate Carer's Allowance 

1.1

 

1.1

Jobseeker's Allowance 

6.7

1.0

7.6

Jobseeker's Allowance (Reduced Rate aged 18 to 24)

0.7

0.0

0.7

Disability Allowance

8.2

0.6

8.8

Farm Assist

0.2

0.1

0.3

Employment  Support Schemes  (BTWA & BTEA)

0.7

0.1

0.8

Employment/Internship Schemes (CE, Tús, RSS etc.)

1.7

0.3

2.0

Work Placement Experience Programme

0.2

0.0

0.2

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

0.7

0.1

0.8

TOTAL*

69.0

5.5

74.5

*Rounding may effect totals

Changes to Other Schemes/Payments

€m

€1 change in the monthly rate of Child Benefit 

14.7

€1 change in the rate of Fuel Allowance 

11.0

Change to the duration of the Fuel Allowance - cost of an additional week 

12.9

€1 change in the rate of Qualified Child Increase - age under 12

10.4

€1 change in the rate of Qualified Child Increase - age 12 and over

5.8

€1 change in the rate of Living Alone Allowance

12.0

The costs shown above are based on the estimated number of recipients in 2022.  These costings are subject to change in the context of emerging trends and associated revision of the estimated numbers of recipients.

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