Social Welfare Increases January 2020

There weren’t too many increases to Social Welfare in Budget 2020 – but most of the increases that were announced will be taking place this month. (January 2020). Details of Social Welfare Increases in January 2020 Jobseeker’s Allowance for people aged 25 will increase by €45.20 a week from €157.80 to €203 . (to bring […]
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Welfare Payment Arrangements for Christmas 2019

In the first week of December 2019 the Christmas Bonus was paid to pensioners and long term welfare claimants . In the week beginning 16th December – there was a double payment for all weekly paid recipients – as explained below. All of the Department of Social Protection’s offices will be closed on Wednesday 25th […]
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Pension and Welfare Payment Arrangements June Bank Holiday

Department of Social Protection – payment arrangements for June Bank Holiday 2019 All Socal Welfare offices will be  closed on Monday, 3rd June 2019. Banks and Post Offices will also be closed on 3rd June. If you are due to sign for a Jobseeker’s payment  on Monday 3rd June , you won’t have to sign […]
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Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2019

Over the Easter holidays 2019 there will be some changes to welfare benefit and state pension payment arrangements. Welfare offices will be closed on Good Friday 19th April 2019 and Easter Monday 22nd April. Offices will reopen on Tuesday 23rd April. Post Offices will be closed on Good Friday 19th April 2019  and Easter Monday […]
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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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