Social Welfare Expenditure, Recipients and Beneficiaries

Department/Agency

Department of Social Protection

Key information

Expenditure on social welfare, numbers of recipients, numbers of beneficiaries, classified by programme and payment type; numbers of recipients by sex and payment type; number of recipients, qualified adults children of weekly payments; number of persons in each social insurance class, by sex; financing of social welfare and the social insurance fund; indices of short-term and long-term rates of payment. Additional detail is provided on expenditure on items such as the back to education allowance, dental benefits, free electricity, free travel, bereavement grants, and school meals.

Contact

www.welfare.ie/EN/ContactUs/Pages/emailcontact.aspx

Source

Department of Social and Family Affairs administrative records.

Scope

All Social Welfare expenditure and funding.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

Calendar year (expenditure), 3 December (recipients and beneficiaries)

Start date

1998

Timeliness

Typically 9 months after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • Programme
    Old age; Widows, widowers and one-parent families; Child-related payments; Illness, disability and caring; Unemployment supports; Employment supports; Supplementary welfare allowance; Miscellaneous payments and grants; Administration.
  • Social insurance schemes
    State pension contributory; State pension transition; Widow/erís contributory pension; Invalidity pension; Jobseekerís benefit; Illness benefit.
  • Social assistance schemes
    State pension non-contributory; One parent family payment; Jobseekerís allowance; Disability allowance; Supplementary welfare allowance.
  • Payment type
    Social insurance (State pension (contributory); State pension (transition); Widow/erís (contributory) pension; Widowed parent grant; Deserted wifeís benefit; Maternity benefit; Health and safety benefit; Adoptive benefit; Guardianís payment (contributory); Illness benefit; Invalidity pension; Injury benefit; Carerís benefit; Medical care; Disablement pension; Death benefit pension; Jobseekerís benefit; Treatment benefit; Bereavement grant; Household benefits and free travel; Redundancy and insolvency; Administration); Social assistance (State pension (non-contributory); Pre-retirement allowance; Widow/erís (non-contributory) pension; Widowed parent grant; Deserted wifeís allowance; Prisonerís wifeís allowance; One-parent family payment; Guardianís payment (non-contributory); Child benefit; Disability allowance; Blind pension; Carerís allowance; Respite care grant; Jobseekerís allowance; Farm assist; Employment support services; Family income supplement; Supplementary welfare allowance; Rent allowance; Household benefits and free travel; Miscellaneous; Administration).
  • Sources of finance
    State; Social insurance fund (Employer PRSI; Employee PRSI; Self-employed PRSI; Investment income; Other receipts).
  • Insurance class
    A; B; C; D; E; H; J; K; M; P; S.

Theme

People and Society - Social Conditions

Page Created

2007-12-01

Page Modified

2015-07-30

Keywords

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