Christmas 2018 Social Welfare and Pensions Payment Arrangements

Welfare and Pensions Payment Arrangements  for Christmas 2018 – including Child Benefit.  All of the Department of Social Protection’s offices will be closed on Tuesday 25th December, Wednesday 26th December 2018 and Tuesday 1st January 2019. All the Banks in Ireland will close on Monday 24th December 2018 and will not re-open until  Friday 28th […]
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Christmas Bonus Payment 2018 : Pensions and Welfare

As confirmed in Budget 2019  – A Christmas Bonus of 100% will be paid in the first week of December 2018 to pensioners and long term welfare recipients. (Note: The Christmas bonus should not be confused with the annual  “double week” of welfare and pension payments made just before Christmas. This is where one week’s […]
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Get Free Insulation in Dublin with the Warmth and Wellbeing Scheme

A new scheme to install free insulation and other energy efficiency measures in certain households has been running for over two years now. It is called “Warmth and Wellbeing” and is being piloted in selected areas of Dublin. Under the scheme – households where a member has a chronic respiratory disease and who meet teh […]
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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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