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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Christmas Bonus 2019 for Pensioners and Welfare Claimants

Budget 2020 confirmed that a Christmas Bonus of 100% will be paid again in 2019. The Christmas Bonus will be paid out to all eligible people, along with their normal weekly payments, between December 2nd 2019 and December 6th 2019. The Christmas Bonus will be paid out to about 1.3 million people. (About 900,000 recipients […]
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Help Paying Fuel Bills with Household Benefits Package

Household Benefits Package. The household benefits package is paid to almost 400,000 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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Jobseekers Benefit for the Self Employed.

Allowing entitlement to Jobseeker’s Benefit for the Self-Employed was announced in Budget 2019.It started on 1st November 2019 and will be payable to self-employed PRSI contributors who lose their businesses and are no longer engaged in self-employment. Duration – 9 months to people with 260 or more PRSI contributions 6 months to those with fewer […]
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