Autumn Double Welfare Payments

There was a double weekly payment of most weekly social welfare benefits and state pensions in October 2022. This was called the “Autumn Cost of Living Double Payment”. The extra payment was made in the week beginning October 17th .


(NOTE- All those benefits and pensions that are eligible for the Christmas Bonus will be eligible for the Autumn payment. But those getting Jobseeker’s Allowance or Supplementary Welfare Allowance will get the Autumn payment (regardless of how long they have been getting their social welfare payment).)


Other One Off Cost of Living Payments


A double payment of the children’s allowance payment was made on November 1st 2022


All fuel allowance claimants will get a one-off lump sum of €400 on 14th November 2022.


Living Alone Allowance claimants will get a one-off lump sum of €200 on November 14th.


Working Family Payment claimants will get a €500 lump sum on November 14th 2022.


A lump sum of €500 for those on disability allowances, invalidity pension and blind pension. (November 14th 2022)

A lump sum of €500 for those on the carers’ support grant. (Due November 21st 2022)

A double monthly Student Grant payment will be paid on 16th December 2022


There will be a credit of €600 on all household electricity bills. It will be three separate credits of €200 each in for November , January and March. More details here.