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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Low Interest Loans for People on Social Welfare or Pensions

A government-backed scheme using Credit Unions to provide low-cost loans was rolled out nationwide in 2018 . These small loans with low-interest rates are known as Micro Credit. The loans are called It Makes Sense loans – and aim to provide small, low-interest loans for people on Social Welfare or State Pensions aged 18 or […]
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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 Increases in Budget 2019

Welfare and Pension Increases in Budget 2019 (October 2018) For information about the October 2019 Budget  see Budget 2020 Details Social Welfare Benefits : All weekly rates of working age benefits are also due to increase by €5 a week in the week beginning  25th March 2019 . Jobseekeers Allowance was increased on 20th March […]
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