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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 ...
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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 ...
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Social Welfare August Bank Holiday Payments

All Social Welfare offices will be closed on the August Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd August 2020 , as will all the Post Offices and banks. If you are due to sign for a Jobseeker’s payment at your Intreo ...
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Household Benefits Package

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 ...
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Low Interest Loans for People on Social Welfare or Pensions

A government-backed scheme to provide low-cost loans from Credit Unions was launched in 2018 . The loans are called It Makes Sense loans - and they provide small, low-interest loans for people on Social Welfare or State Pensions ...
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Pandemic Unemployment Payments Could End July 13th

Welfare has issued a statement asking people to confirm eligibility by 13 July. Social Welfare are asking everyone who is currently in receipt of the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment to confirm their continued entitlement to this payment. Your ...
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