243. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated first year and full year cost of increasing entitlement under the living alone allowance scheme by €5; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19357/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Social Welfare Schemes Data)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): I propose to take Questions Nos. 243 to 245, inclusive, together.
The first and full year cost of increasing the rate of Living Alone Allowance by €5 per week is estimated to be €52.2 million in 2019.
The first and full year cost of increasing the rate of Fuel Allowance by €5 per week is estimated to be €49.6 million in 2019. 
The first and full year cost of increasing the rate of Disability Allowance by €20 per week ...

244. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated first year and full year cost of increasing entitlement under the fuel allowance scheme by €5; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19358/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Social Welfare Schemes Data)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): I propose to take Questions Nos. 243 to 245, inclusive, together.
The first and full year cost of increasing the rate of Living Alone Allowance by €5 per week is estimated to be €52.2 million in 2019.
The first and full year cost of increasing the rate of Fuel Allowance by €5 per week is estimated to be €49.6 million in 2019. 
The first and full year cost of increasing the rate of Disability Allowance by €20 per week ...

245. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the estimated first year and full year cost of increasing the entitlement under the disability allowance scheme by €20 per week; and if she will make a statement on the matter. (Question 19359/18 asked on 03 May 2018 - Social Welfare Schemes Data)

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection (Deputy Regina Doherty): I propose to take Questions Nos. 243 to 245, inclusive, together.
The first and full year cost of increasing the rate of Living Alone Allowance by €5 per week is estimated to be €52.2 million in 2019.
The first and full year cost of increasing the rate of Fuel Allowance by €5 per week is estimated to be €49.6 million in 2019. 
The first and full year cost of increasing the rate of Disability Allowance by €20 per week ...

808. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Social Protection the number of recipients and cost to the Exchequer of the one-parent family payment, jobseeker’s transition payment and family income supplement in 2015 and in 2016 to date, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 26126/16 asked on 16 Sep 2016 - Social Welfare Schemes Data)

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Leo Varadkar): The following table provides details of the average number of recipients getting a payment each week on Jobseeker’s Allowance, One Parent Family Payment and Family Income Supplement for 2015 and for 2016 up to end of August:
 2015 outturn 2016 YTD end Aug 2016 Jobseeker’s Allowance expenditure (€’000) 2,742,509 1,674,371 average number receiving a payment each week 264,070 243,380 One Parent Family Payment expendi...