Written answers

Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Department of Social and Family Affairs

Social Welfare Benefits

9:00 pm

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal North East, Fine Gael)
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Question 223: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amount that will be spent by the State on payments to carers, including respite grant in 2010; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28678/10]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal North East, Fine Gael)
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Question 225: To ask the Minister for Social Protection the amounts that are available for respite care grants; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28807/10]

Photo of Éamon Ó CuívÉamon Ó Cuív (Minister, Department of Social and Family Affairs; Galway West, Fianna Fail)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 223 and 225 together.

The further revised estimate provides for total expenditure of just under €825m. for carers related schemes in 2010. Further detail is provided in the table.

2010 Estimate
€000
Carer's Allowance 541,460
Carer's Benefit 31,260
Respite Care Grant 153,000
Domiciliary Care Allowance 99,264
Total 824,984

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