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.
Does this include disability allowance
If it’s not listed it’s not increasing .