Back to School Allowance 2020

The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is a one-off, means-tested payment. It is aimed at helping families with the extra costs of children starting school each autumn. How Much Is It ? €150 for each eligible child aged 4-11 on or before 30 September 2020 €275 for each eligible child aged 12-22 on […]
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Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

The closure of businesses, because of Covid-19 affected thousands of workers in Ireland. To help people who had lost income, the government introduced the Pandemic Unemployment Payment. How Much is the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment The Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment was initially €203 a week . From the 24th March it was increased to €350 […]
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Fortnightly Welfare and Pension payments Instead of Weekly

The Dept. of Employment and Social Protection changed all weekly payments of social welfare payments to fortnightly in March 2020 . The main reason for the change to Fortnightly Welfare and Pension payments was to reduce visits to Post Offices and reduce infection risks. But the changes to fortnightly payments also affected payments made to […]
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Household Benefits Package

About 400,000 people in Ireland are in receipt of the household benefits package. Pensioners,people with disabilities and carers can claim the allowances. It is worth €580 a year to each claimant and costs the state about €200 million a year. Who Can Claim Household Benefits? Anyone aged over 70 will qualify for the Household Benefits […]
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