Dáil debates

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Ceisteanna Eile - Other Questions

Cost of Living Issues

11:50 am

Photo of Aindrias MoynihanAindrias Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail)
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90. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the measures that she is considering along with the additional needs payment to support those who do not qualify for social welfare payments and who also are struggling financially due to current increasing inflation and the cost of living; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [34753/22]

Photo of Aindrias MoynihanAindrias Moynihan (Cork North West, Fianna Fail)
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I thank the Ceann Comhairle. People who do not qualify for social welfare but are just outside the threshold are working away on ordinary incomes.

12 o’clock

The Minister for Finance will know them as the middle four deciles. These people are under increased pressure on their finances, which makes it difficult to meet the costs of living. Has the Minister looked at measures to see if they can qualify for different schemes to support them with the costs of living, whether it is working family payments or income disregards for pensioners and people who are just on that threshold?

12:00 pm

Photo of Seán Ó FearghaílSeán Ó Fearghaíl (Ceann Comhairle; Kildare South, Ceann Comhairle)
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The time has elapsed now for Question Time, so the question will be answered in written form. Our thanks to all the Deputies and to the Ministers for their assistance with Question Time.

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