Household Benefits Package

About 400,000 people in Ireland are in receipt of the household benefits package. Pensioners,people with disabilities and carers can claim the allowances. It is worth €580 a year to each claimant and costs the state about €200 million a year. Who Can Claim Household Benefits? Anyone aged over 70 will qualify for the Household Benefits […]
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Water Support Payments

From January 2015 The Department of Social Protection will be paying out an extra €100 a year in Water Support payments  as part of the Household Benefits package to help people with their water bills. This €100 will only be paid to those who are entitled to the Household Benefits Package (This is most people […]
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Telephone Allowance Stopped From January 1st

As announced in Budget 2014 back in October –  anyone in receipt of the “Household Benefits Package” will soon see that their Telephone Allowance has stopped from 1 January 2014. This telephone allowance was worth  €9.50 per month  – so many pensioner and low income households will see their next  landline bill increase by €19 […]
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