09 Dec 2021

Kilkenny people on Family Income Supplement increase by 135%

The figures on recipients go back as far as 2008...

Kilkenny people on Family Income Supplement increase by 135%

File photo

The number of Kilkenny families on Family Income Supplement has increased by 135% since the recession, new figures have revealed.

John Brady asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection for the number of households availing of family income supplement in each of the years 2008 to 2016 and to date in 2017, by county, in tabular form.

Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, provided details of recipients of Family Income Supplement by county from December 2008 to the end of October of this year.

The number of recipients to date this year stands at 1,001 which is up on the 980 recipients last year.

The remaining figures on recipients include: 2015 (899); 2014 (798); 2013 (696); 2012 (514); 2011 (455); 2010 (430); 2009 (386) and 2008 (425).

Family Income Supplement is a weekly tax-free payment available to employees with children. It gives extra financial support to people on low pay.

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.