Welfare Payment Arrangements for Easter 2020

Over the Easter holidays  there are usually some changes to welfare benefit and state pension payment arrangements.This year – with the COVID-19 emergency everything has changed – so what happens this year might not follow previous years. Now that all weekly welfare payments have moved to fortnightly – only half the payments will be affected […]
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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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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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