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

Discussion in 'Budget 2018' started by Brendan Burgess, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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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
     
  2. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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    €2.50 per week for phones for some people
     
  3. mathepac

    mathepac Frequent Poster

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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].