We have discovered that there will be some increases to some Social Welfare payments as a result of the Covid-19 crisis
Adult dependant increases
The weekly rate for an adult dependant is being temporarily increased from €134.70 to €147 for 12 weeks for the following payments:
- Jobseeker’s Benefit
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Illness Benefit
That is an increase of €12.30 a week. So someone with one dependant adult will now get €350 a week. This will bring the payment in line with the €350 Covid Emergency Unemployment Payment.
This temporary increase is due to end on the week of 15 June 2020.