Written answers

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Department of Social Protection

Social Welfare Benefits Expenditure

Photo of Willie O'DeaWillie O'Dea (Limerick City, Fianna Fail)
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150. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the full-year cost in 2016 of increasing all working age payments by €2.50, €5.00, €6.00, €7.00, €8.00, €9.00, and €10.00 per week, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1486/16]

Photo of Willie O'DeaWillie O'Dea (Limerick City, Fianna Fail)
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152. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the full-year cost in 2016 of increasing child benefit by €5, €10, €15, €20, €25, and €30 per month, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1488/16]

Photo of Willie O'DeaWillie O'Dea (Limerick City, Fianna Fail)
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153. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the full-year cost in 2016 of increasing the jobseeker's allowance of €100 per week for those from 18 to 24 years of age, by €5, €10, €15, €20, €25, €30, €40, €44, €88, and €100 per week, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1489/16]

Photo of Willie O'DeaWillie O'Dea (Limerick City, Fianna Fail)
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154. To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection the full-year cost in 2016 of increasing the jobseeker's allowance for those in receipt of the €144 per week payment by €5, €6, €10, €15, €16, €20, €25, €26, €30, €35, €36, €40, €44, €46, €50 and €56 per week, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1490/16]

Photo of Joan BurtonJoan Burton (Minister, Department of Social Protection; Dublin West, Labour)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 150 and 152 to 154, inclusive, together.

The costings that the Deputy has requested are detailed in a series of tables below:

Table 1: Various increases in weekly working age payments

IncreaseFull Year Cost €m
€2.50109.1
€5.00218.2
€6.00261.8
€7.00305.5
€8.00349.1
€9.00392.8
€10.00436.4

Table 2: Various increases in monthly Child Benefit payments

IncreaseFull Year Cost €m
€5.0072.6
€10.00145.2
€15.00217.7
€20.00290.3
€25.00362.9
€30.00435.5

Table 3: Various increases in the €100 weekly rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance which is paid to those aged 18 to 24 years of age

IncreaseFull Year Cost €m
€5.007.8
€10.0015.5
€15.0023.3
€20.0031.0
€25.0038.8
€30.0046.6
€40.0062.1
€44.0068.2
€88.00136.4
€100.00155.0

Table 4: Various increases in the €144 weekly rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance which is paid to those aged 25 years of age

IncreaseFull Year Cost €m
€5.001.4
€6.001.6
€10.002.7
€15.004.1
€16.004.3
€20.005.4
€25.006.8
€26.007.0
€30.008.1
€35.009.5
€36.009.7
€40.0010.8
€44.0011.9
€46.0012.4
€50.0013.5
€56.0015.1

Notes:

1)The costings listed in the tables above include, where relevant, proportionate increases for qualified adults and those on reduced rates of payments.

2)These costings are calculated using the estimated recipient numbers for 2016.

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