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Thursday, 12 May 2022

Department of Finance

Departmental Schemes

Photo of Pauline TullyPauline Tully (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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184. To ask the Minister for Finance the cost of implementing the fuel grant for those who qualified for the disabled drivers and disabled passengers scheme over the past four years in tabular form; the estimated additional cost of raising the fuel grant by 10, 20 and 50 cent per litre for all fuel types given the current uptake of the scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23964/22]

Photo of Paschal DonohoePaschal Donohoe (Dublin Central, Fine Gael)
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I am advised by Revenue that the cost of the Fuel Grant for Members of the Drivers and Passengers with Disabilities Scheme from 2018 to 2021 is provided in the table below.

Year Cost €m
2021 8.1
2020 9.9
2019 10.4
2018 10.1

The Fuel Grant is currently paid at a set rate of €0.602 per litre of petrol , €0.495 per litre of Diesel and €0.106 per litre of LPG up to an annual maximum of 2,730 litres in respect of a driver or passenger, and up to 4,100 litres in respect of an organisation.

The additional cost of increasing the grant by 10c, 20c and 50c for all fuel types based on the most recent consumption figures for 2021 would be in the region of €1.5m, €3.1m and €7.7m respectively.

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