Welfare Benefit Rates After 2011 Budget

These are the  Welfare Benefit rate changes  in Ireland  announced in the 2011 Budget. All changes effective January 2011

Widow’s/Widower’s Contributory Pension

(i) Under 66: Old 201.50 New 193.50

(ii) 66 and under 80: 230.30 No Change

(iii) 80 or over: 240.30 No Change

Invalidity Pension:

(i) Under 65: Personal rate 201.50 193.50

Person with qualified adult under 66 Old 345.30 New 331.60

Person with qualified adult 66 or over Old 407.80 New 399.80

(i) Age 65 + Over

Personal rate 230.30 No Change

Person with qualified adult under 66 : Old 374.10 New 368.40

Person with qualified adult 66 or over : 436.60 No Change

Carer’s Benefit

Old 213.00 New 205.00

Occupational Injuries Benefit – Death Benefit Pension

(i) Personal rate under 66 : Old 226.50 new 218.50

(ii) Personal rate 66 and under 80 : Old 234.70 New 234.70

(iii) Personal rate 80 or over Old 244.70 New 244.70

Note Death Benefit Pension is not reduced for those aged 66 and over.

Occupational Injuries Benefit – Disablement Pension

Personal rate     Old 227.00   New 219.00

Illness/Jobseeker’s Benefit

Personal rate :  Old 196.00 New 188.00

Person with qualified adult Old 326.10 New 312.80

Injury Benefit/Health and Safety Benefit

Personal rate Old 196.00 New 188.00

Person with qualified adult Old 326.10 New 312.80

Guardian’s Payment (Contributory)

Personal rate Old 169.00 New 161.00

Increases for a qualified child

All schemes in respect of all children :  Old 29.80 No Change

Blind Person’s Pension

Personal rate        Old 196.00 New 188.00

Person with qualified adult under 66  Old 326.10 New 312.80

Widow’s/Widower’s Non-Contributory Pension

Personal rate Old 196.00 New 188.00

One-Parent Family Payment

Personal rate with one qualified child Old 225.80 New 217.80

Carer’s Allowance

(i) Under 66 Old 212.00 New 204.00

(ii) 66 or over 239.00 No change

Disability Allowance

Personal rate Old 196.00 New 188.00

Person with qualified adult Old 326.10 New 312.80

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Personal rate Old 196.00 New 186.00

Person with qualified adult Old 326.10 New 310.80

Pre-Retirement Allowance/Farm Assist

Personal rate Old        196.00 New 188.00

Person with qualified adult Old 326.10 New 312.80

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