Written answers

Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Departmental Data

Photo of Violet WynneViolet Wynne (Clare, Sinn Fein)
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410. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of young persons under 25 years of age in receipt of the carer’s allowance. [2980/22]

Photo of Violet WynneViolet Wynne (Clare, Sinn Fein)
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411. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of young persons under 25 years of age in receipt of disability allowance; and the number under 25 years of age in receipt of the allowance for 12 months or more in tabular form. [2981/22]

Photo of Violet WynneViolet Wynne (Clare, Sinn Fein)
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412. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the number of young persons under 25 years of age in receipt of the one-parent family payment; and the number under 25 years of age in receipt of the payment for 12 months or more in tabular form. [2982/22]

Photo of Heather HumphreysHeather Humphreys (Cavan-Monaghan, Fine Gael)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 410, 411 and 412 together.

Detailed statistics on recipients of various social welfare schemes by age group, county, sex, and nationality are published by my Department on a quarterly basis through the national data portal, data.gov.ie. Data in respect of Q4 2021 is expected to be published in February 2022. The information requested by the Deputy is set out in the table below.

Scheme Under 25 - less than 12 months Under 25 - 12 months or more
Carer's Allowance 329 696
Disability Allowance 3,800 18,659
One Parent Family 1,395 4,145

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