Social Welfare Recipients, by Programme

Department/Agency

Department of Social Protection

Key information

For each programme (Old age; Widows, widowers and one-parent families; Child-related payments; Illness, disability and caring; Supplementary welfare allowance; Miscellaneous payments and grants), the recipients are broken down by sex and age group, and by county. There are also breakdowns where appropriate by number of dependants, by number of beneficiaries, or by number of qualified adults or children. Also included are recipients by payment type and method of payment, recipients of disablement pensions by sex and degree of disablement, and details of cases referred to medical assessors.

Source

Department of Social and Family Affairs administrative records.

Scope

All Social Welfare recipients, except unemployment and employment supports.

Frequency

Annual

Reference period

31 December

Start date

1998

Timeliness

Typically 9 months after the end of the reference period

Classifications

  • County
    The 26 geographic counties.
  • Age
    Varying age ranges depending on the payment type.
  • Disablement
    Less Than 20%; 20% to 100% in 10% increments.
  • Payment method
    Personalised payable order; Cheque; Electronic fund transfer; Post draft.

Theme

People and Society - Social Conditions

Page Created

2007-12-01

Page Modified

2017-07-06

Keywords

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