Announcement all weekly social welfare payments up by €5 per week

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Brendan Burgess

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Working families and lone parents must be encourage to participate in employment market

€5 in all weekly social welfare payments

and €5 in pension



Christmas bonus of 85%

Earnings disregard increased by €20
 

mathepac

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All social welfare payments, including the State pension, will increase by €5, with the increased payments kicking at the end of March. The social welfare Christmas bonus will be paid at 85% of its usual rate.

There will be a Telephone Support Allowance of €2.50 per week for those in receipt of both the Living Alone Allowance and the Fuel Allowance [no start date specified for this new payment].

Prescription charges will be reduced for everyone with a medical card under the age of 70 from €2.50 to €2 per item and the monthly cap for prescription charges will be decreased from €25 to €20 [no start date specified for this change].
 
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