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Written Answers. - Social Welfare Benefits.

Wednesday, 12 June 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 466 No. 7

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 152. Mr. J. Walsh Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh  asked the Minister for Social Welfare Information on Prionsias De Rossa Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa  the number and percentage of social welfare recipients who are in receipt of child dependant allowances. [12234/96]

Minister for Social Welfare (Proinsias De Rossa): Information on Prionsias De Rossa Zoom on Prionsias De Rossa The information requested by the Deputy is contained in the following table.

Recipients at 31 March 1996

[1927][1928]Scheme Total Recipients Recipients with Child Dependant Allowances  
      %
Old Age (Contributory) Pension 68,514 924 1.3
Retirement Pension 66,882 1,768 2.6
Old Age (Non-Contributory) Pension 101,878 1,140 1.1
Pre-Retirement Allowance 14,895 2,385 16.0
Invalidity Pension 42,418 12,866 30.3
Disability Benefit 41,953 19,191 45.7
Injury Benefit 764 337 44.1
Interim Disability Benefit 1,020 436 42.7
Disablement Benefit 9,082 322 3.5
Death Benefit 505 144 28.5
Widow's/Widower's Pension 95,248 9,121 9.6
Widow (Non-Contributory) Pension 19,093
Deserted Wife's Benefit 14,324 9,953 69.5
Deserted Wife's Allowance 2,098
Lone Parent's Allowance 46,974 46,974 100.0
Prisoner's Wife's Allowance 6
Maternity Benefit 4,065
Health and Safety Benefit 23 9 39.1
Adoptive Benefit 10
Family Income Supplement 10,877 10,877 100.0
Carer's Allowance 7,281 2,619 36.0
Blind Person's Pension 2,465 250 10.1
Unemployment Benefit 62,978 26,198 41.6
Unemployment Assistance 199,455 58,971 29.6
Smallholders 9,829 5,425 55.2
Total 822,637 209,910 25.5

Note: The requested information is not available in respect of:

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Disabled Person's Maintenance Allowance.


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