Help Paying Fuel Bills with Household Benefits Package

Household Benefits Package. The household benefits package is paid to almost 380,000 pensioners, people with disabilities, and carer households in Ireland. It is worth €580 a year to each claimant and costs the state about €200 million a year. You can qualify for the Household Benefits Package if you are aged 70 or over. You […]
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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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