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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Claiming Fuel Allowance

The  Fuel Allowance is a payment to help with the cost of heating homes. It is paid to people who are dependant on long-term social welfare or  HSE payments and who may have problems paying for their heating needs. The Fuel Allowance scheme operates for 28 weeks for the 2019/2020 period. This year it runs […]
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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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