Social Welfare and Pension Increases March 2018

Welfare and Pension Increases in Budget 2018 State Pensions will be increased by €5 a week in the week beginning 26th March 2018. There will be proportional increases for dependant adults and those on reduced rates. ( This is estimated to cost €116 million in 2018 ). The top rate of  contributory state pension (over […]
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Social Welfare Payment Arrangements for Christmas 2017

Social Welfare Payment Arrangements for Christmas 2017 The Department of Social Protection’s offices will be closed on Monday 25th December, Tuesday 26th December  2017 and Monday 1st  January 2018 Banks will close  on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will not reopen until  Thursday 28th December. Post Offices will close at 1pm on Dec 23rd and […]
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Christmas Bonus 2017 – Welfare and Pensions

This page was written about Christmas 2017.  You can find details of the Christmas Bonus in 2018 here. As announced in Budget 2018 – A 2017 Christmas Bonus will be paid out again this year to eligible welfare and state pension recipients . The 2017 bonus of 85% will be paid to the majority of […]
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Social Welfare Payment Dates Christmas 2016

Social Welfare Payment Arrangements for Christmas 2016 (These dates have been  confirmed by Dept of Social Protection ) Note– If you are looking for information about the 2016 Christmas Bonus for Pensioners and Welfare recipients  see here 2016 Christmas Bonus The Department of Social Protection’s offices will be closed on Monday 26 December, Tuesday 27 […]
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