Rates of Payment 2016


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Illness Benefit

 
Rate Per Week
Personal Rate
€188.00

 

Increases:
Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult (see Note 1)
€124.80
Each Qualified Child Full Rate
€29.80 (see Note 2)
Each Qualified Child Half Rate
€14.90 (see Note 2)

Illness Benefit rates are graduated according to earnings in the relevant tax year. The earnings bands are as follows:

Average Weekly Earnings
Personal Rate
Increase for Qualified Adult
Less than €150.00
€84.50
€80.90
€150.00 and less than €220.00
€121.40
€80.90
€220 and less than €300
€147.30
€80.90
€300 or more
€188.00
€124.80

Note 1: You may get a reduced rate increase if your qualified adult has earnings or income in excess of €100.00 and up to €310.00 gross per week ( see Appendix 1) .

Note 2: You can get an increase of €29.80 for each qualified child if you qualify for an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase, if your qualified adult has income of €400 or less per week.

Invalidity Pension

 
Rate Per Week
Personal Rate
€193.50

 

Increases:
Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult (see note 3)
€138.10
Each Qualified Child (Full Rate)
€29.80 (see note 4)
Each Qualified Child (Half Rate)
€14.90 (see note 4)

Where a qualified adult has attained pensionable age before 2 January 2014 you may get an additional increase of €70.90.

Note 3: You may get a reduced rate increase if your qualified adult has earnings or income in excess of €100.00 and up to €310.00 gross per week (see Appendix1) .

Note 4: You can get an increase of €29.80 for each qualified child if you qualify for an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. For claims received since 5 July 2012, if you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you are only eligible for a qualified child increase at half rate if your spouse/civil partner or cohabitant has income of €400 or less per week.

Extra Benefit
Rate Per Week
Living Alone Increase
€9.00
Increase for people living on certain offshore islands
€12.70

Disability Allowance

Weekly means as assessed by us:
Personal rate
Up to €2.50
€188.00
Over €2.50 and up to €5.00
€185.50
Over €5.00 and up to €7.50
€183.00
Over €7.50 and up to €10.00
€180.50
Over €10.00 and up to €12.50
€178.00
Over €12.50 and up to €15.00
€175.50
Over €15.00 and up to €17.50
€173.00
Over €17.50 and up to €20.00
€170.50
Over €20.00 and up to €22.50
€168.00
Over €22.50 and up to €25.00
€165.50
Over €25.00 and up to €27.50
€163.00
Over €27.50 and up to €30.00
€160.50
Over €30.00 and up to €32.50
€158.00
Over €32.50 and up to €35.00
€155.50
Over €35.00 and up to €37.50
€153.00
Over €37.50 and up to €40.00
€150.50
Over €40.00 and up to €42.50
€148.00
Over €42.50 and up to €45.00
€145.50
Over €45.00 and up to €47.50
€143.00
Over €47.50 and up to €50.00
€140.50
Over €50.00 and up to €52.50
€138.00
Over €52.50 and up to €55.00
€135.50
Over €55.00 and up to €57.50
€133.00
Over €57.50 and up to €60.00
€130.50
Over €60.00 and up to €62.50
€128.00
Over €62.50 and up to €65.00
€125.50
Over €65.00 and up to €67.50
€123.00
Over €67.50 and up to €70.00
€120.50
Over €70.00 and up to €72.50
€118.00
Over €72.50 and up to €75.00
€115.50
Over €75.00 and up to €77.50
€113.00
Over €77.50 and up to €80.00
€110.50
Over €80.00 and up to €82.50
€108.00
Over €82.50 and up to €85.00
€105.50
Over €85.00 and up to €87.50
€103.00
Over €87.50 and up to €90.00
€100.50
Over €90.00 and up to €92.50
€98.00
Over €92.50 and up to €95.00
€95.50
Over €95.00 and up to €97.50
€93.00
Over €97.50 and up to €100.00
€90.50
Over €100.00 and up to €102.50
€88.00
Over €102.50 and up to €105.00
€85.50
Over €105.00 and up to €107.50
€83.00
Over €107.50 and up to €110.00
€80.50
Over €110.00 and up to €112.50
€78.00
Over €112.50 and up to €115.00
€75.50
Over €115.00 and up to €117.50
€73.00
Over €117.50 and up to €120.00
€70.50
Over €120.00 and up to €122.50
€68.00
Over €122.50 and up to €125.00
€65.50
Over €125.00 and up to €127.50
€63.00
Over €127.50 and up to €130.00
€60.50
Over €130.00 and up to €132.50
€58.00
Over €132.50 and up to €135.00
€55.50
Over €135.00 and up to €137.50
€53.00
Over €137.50 and up to €140.00
€50.50
Over €140.00 and up to €142.50
€48.00
Over €142.50 and up to €145.00
€45.50
Over €145.00 and up to €147.50
€43.00
Over €147.50 and up to €150.00
€40.50
Over €150.00 and up to €152.50
€38.00
Over €152.50 and up to €155.00
€35.50
Over €155.00 and up to €157.50
€33.00
Over €157.50 and up to €160.00
€30.50
Over €160.00 and up to €162.50
€28.00
Over €162.50 and up to €165.00
€25.50
Over €165.00 and up to €167.50
€23.00
Over €167.50 and up to €170.00
€20.50
Over €170.00 and up to €172.50
€18.00
Over €172.50 and up to €175.00
€15.50
Over €175.00 and up to €177.50
€13.00
Over €177.50 and up to €180.00
€10.50
Over €180.00 and up to €182.50
€8.00
Over €182.50 and up to €185.00
€5.50
Over €185.00 and up to €187.50
€3.00
Over €187.50
Nil

 

Increases:
Rate per week
Increase for a Qualified Adult (see note 5)
€124.80
Each qualified child (Full Rate)
€29.80 (see note 6)
Each qualified child (Half Rate)
€14.90 (see note 6)
Living Alone Increase
€7.70
Increase for people living on certain offshore islands
€12.70

Note 5: If you were in receipt of Disability Allowance prior to 26 September 2007, you may get a reduced rate increase if your qualified adult has earnings or income in excess of €100.00 and up to €310.00 gross per week, (see Appendix 1 ).

Note 6: You can get an increase of €29.80 for each qualified child if you get an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Blind Pension

Weekly means as assessed by us:
Personal rate per week
Increase per week for Qualified Adult aged under 66
Up to €7.60
€188.00
€124.80
Over €7.60 and up to €10.10
€185.50
€123.10
Over €10.10 and up to €12.60
€183.00
€121.50
Over €12.60 and up to €15.10
€180.50
€119.80
Over €15.10 and up to €17.60
€178.00
€118.20
Over €17.60 and up to €20.10
€175.50
€116.50
Over €20.10 and up to €22.60
€173.00
€114.80
Over €22.60 and up to €25.10
€170.50
€113.20
Over €25.10 and up to €27.60
€168.00
€111.50
Over €27.60 and up to €30.10
€165.50
€109.90
Over €30.10 and up to €32.60
€163.00
€108.20
Over €32.60 and up to €35.10
€160.50
€106.50
Over €35.10 and up to €37.60
€150.00
€104.90
Over €37.60 and up to €40.10
€155.50
€103.20
Over €40.10 and up to €42.60
€153.00
€101.60
Over €42.60 and up to €45.10
€150.50
€99.90
Over €45.10 and up to €47.60
€148.00
€98.20
Over €47.60 and up to €50.10
€145.50
€96.60
Over €50.10 and up to €52.60
€143.00
€94.90
Over €52.60 and up to €55.10
€140.50
€93.30
Over €55.10 and up to €57.60
€138.00
€91.60
Over €57.60 and up to €60.10
€135.50
€89.90
Over €60.10 and up to €62.60
€133.00
€88.30
Over €62.60 and up to €65.10
€130.50
€86.60
Over €65.10 and up to €67.60
€128.00
€85.00
Over €67.60 and up to €70.10
€125.50
€83.30
Over €70.10 and up to €72.60
€123.00
€81.70
Over €72.60 and up to €75.10
€120.50
€80.00
Over €75.10 and up to €77.60
€118.00
€73.30
Over €77.60 and up to €80.10
€115.50
€76.70
Over €80.10 and up to €82.60
€113.00
€75.00
Over €82.60 and up to €85.10
€110.50
€73.40
Over €85.10 and up to €87.60
€108.00
€71.70
Over €87.60 and up to €90.10
€105.50
€70.00
Over €90.10 and up to €92.60
€103.00
€68.40
Over €92.60 and up to €95.10
€100.50
€66.70
Over €95.10 and up to €97.60
€98.00
€65.10
Over €97.60 and up to €100.10
€195.50
€63.40
Over €100.10 and up to €102.60
€93.00
€61.70
Over €102.60 and up to €105.10
€90.50
€60.10
Over €105.10 and up to €107.60
€88.00
€58.40
Over €107.60 and up to €110.10
€85.50
€56.80
Over €110.10 and up to €112.60
€83.00
€55.10
Over €112.60 and up to €115.10
€80.50
€53.40
Over €115.10 and up to €117.60
€78.00
€51.80
Over €117.60 and up to €120.10
€75.50
€50.10
Over €120.10 and up to €122.60
€73.00
€48.50
Over €122.60 and up to €125.10
€70.50
€46.80
Over €125.10 and up to €127.60
€68.00
€45.10
Over €127.60 and up to €130.10
€65.50
€43.50
Over €130.10 and up to €132.60
€63.00
€41.80
Over €132.60 and up to €135.10
€60.50
€40.20
Over €135.10 and up to €137.60
€58.00
€38.50
Over €137.60 and up to €140.10
€55.50
€36.80
Over €140.10 and up to €142.60
€53.00
€35.20
Over €142.60 and up to €145.10
€50.50
€33.50
Over €145.10 and up to €147.60
€48.00
€31.90
Over €147.60 and up to €150.10
€45.50
€30.20
Over €150.10 and up to €152.60
€43.00
€28.50
Over €152.60 and up to €155.10
€40.50
€26.90
Over €155.10 and up to €157.60
€38.00
€25.20
Over €157.60 and up to €160.10
€35.50
€23.60
Over €160.10 and up to €162.60
€33.00
€21.90
Over €162.60 and up to €165.10
€30.50
€20.20
Over €165.10 and up to €167.60
€28.00
€18.60
Over €167.60 and up to €170.10
€25.50
€16.90
Over €170.10 and up to €172.60
€23.00
€15.30
Over €172.60 and up to €175.10
€20.50
€13.60
Over €175.10 and up to €177.60
€18.00
€11.90
Over €177.60 and up to €180.10
€15.50
€10.30
Over €180.10 and up to €182.60
€13.00
€8.60
Over €182.60 and up to €185.10
€10.50
€7.00
Over €185.10 and up to €187.60
€8.00
€5.30
Over €187.60 and up to €190.10
€5.50
€3.70
Over €190.10 and up to €192.60
€3.00
€2.00
Over €192.60
Nil
Nil

 

Increases:
Rate per week
Each qualified child (Full Rate)
€29.80 (see note 7)
Each qualified child (Half Rate)
€14.90 (see note 7)
Living Alone Increase
€9.00
Increase for people living on certain offshore islands
€12.70

Note 7: You can get an increase of €29.80 for each qualified child if you get an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Carer’s Support Grant (replaces Respite Care Grant)

Carer’s Support Grant (replaces Respite Care Grant)
Annual rate for each person you are caring for €1,700 (see note 8)

 

Note 8: This is payable from the first Thursday in June 2016. Please note that applications for the 2016 Carer’s Support Grant (rate €1,700) can be made from April 2016 up to 31 December 2017.
Applications for the 2015 Respite Care Grant can be made up to 31 December 2016.

Carer's Benefit

Where the carer is caring for:
One person-rate per week
More than one person-rate per week
Personal Rate
€205.00
€307.50

 

Increases
One person-rate per week
More than one person-rate per week
Each qualified Child (Full-Rate)
€29.80
€29.80
Each qualified Child (Half-Rate)
€14.90
€14.90

 

ATTENTION CARERS !!!

Do you need to take time off work to look after someone who needs full time care?

If so, you may be entitled to Carers Benefit, which is not means tested.

See Carers Benefit rates information

FOR MORE INFORMATION....

  • Log on to 'www.welfare.ie'
  • Telephone: 071 919 3303
    LoCall 1890 66 22 44
    If you are calling from outside the Republic of Ireland please call +353 71 919 3302.
  • Drop in to your local Social Welfare Office or Citizens Information Centre.

Note: The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.

Carer's Allowance

 
 
When the person caring is under 66 and caring for
Weekly means, as assessed by us
One person (Rate per week)
More than one person (Rate per week)
Up to €7.60
€204.00
€306.00
Over €7.60 and up to €10.10
€201.50
€303.50
Over €10.10 and up to €12.60
€199.00
€301.00
Over €12.60 and up to €15.10
€196.50
€298.50
Over €15.10 and up to €17.60
€194.00
€296.00
Over €17.60 and up to €20.10
€191.50
€293.50
Over €20.10 and up to €22.60
€189.00
€291.00
Over €22.60 and up to €25.10
€186.50
€288.50
Over €25.10 and up to €27.60
€184.00
€286.00
Over €27.60 and up to €30.10
€181.50
€283.50
Over €30.10 and up to €32.60
€179.00
€281.00
Over €32.60 and up to €35.10
€176.50
€278.50
Over €35.10 and up to €37.60
€174.00
€276.00
Over €37.60 and up to €40.10
€171.50
€273.50
Over €40.10 and up to €42.60
€169.00
€271.00
Over €42.60 and up to €45.10
€166.50
€268.50
Over €45.10 and up to €47.60
€164.00
€266.00
Over €47.60 and up to €50.10
€161.50
€263.50
Over €50.10 and up to €52.60
€159.00
€261.00
Over €52.60 and up to €55.10
€156.50
€258.50
Over €55.10 and up to €57.60
€154.00
€256.00
Over €57.60 and up to €60.10
€151.50
€253.50
Over €60.10 and up to €62.60
€149.00
€251.00
Over €62.60 and up to €65.10
€146.50
€248.50
Over €65.10 and up to €67.60
€144.00
€246.00
Over €67.60 and up to €70.10
€141.50
€243.50
Over €70.10 and up to €72.60
€139.00
€241.00
Over €72.60 and up to €75.10
€136.50
€238.50
Over €75.10 and up to €77.60
€134.00
€236.00
Over €77.60 and up to €80.10
€131.50
€233.50
Over €80.10 and up to €82.60
€129.00
€231.00
Over €82.60 and up to €85.10
€126.50
€228.50
Over €85.10 and up to €87.60
€124.00
€226.00
Over €87.60 and up to €90.10
€121.50
€223.50
Over €90.10 and up to €92.60
€119.00
€221.00
Over €92.60 and up to €95.10
€116.50
€218.50
Over €95.10 and up to €97.60
€114.00
€216.00
Over €97.60 and up to €100.10
€111.50
€213.50
Over €100.10 and up to €102.60
€109.00
€211.00
Over €102.60 and up to €105.10
€106.50
€208.50
Over €105.10 and up to €107.60
€104.00
€206.00
Over €107.60 and up to €110.10
€101.50
€203.50
Over €110.10 and up to €112.60
€99.00
€201.00
Over €112.60 and up to €115.10
€96.50
€198.50
Over €115.10 and up to €117.60
€94.00
€196.00
Over €117.60 and up to €120.10
€91.50
€193.50
Over €120.10 and up to €122.60
€89.00
€191.00
Over €122.60 and up to €125.10
€86.50
€188.50
Over €125.10 and up to €127.60
€84.00
€186.00
Over €127.60 and up to €130.10
€81.50
€183.50
Over €130.10 and up to €132.60
€79.00
€181.00
Over €132.60 and up to €135.10
€76.50
€178.50
Over €135.10 and up to €137.60
€74.00
€176.00
Over €137.60 and up to €140.10
€71.50
€173.50
Over €140.10 and up to €142.60
€69.00
€171.00
Over €142.60 and up to €145.10
€66.50
€168.50
Over €145.10 and up to €147.60
€64.00
€166.00
Over €147.60 and up to €150.10
€61.50
€163.50
Over €150.10 and up to €152.60
€59.00
€161.00
Over €152.60 and up to €155.10
€56.50
€158.50
Over €155.10 and up to €157.60
€54.00
€156.00
Over €157.60 and up to €160.10
€51.50
€153.50
Over €160.10 and up to €162.60
€49.00
€151.00
Over €162.60 and up to €165.10
€46.50
€148.50
Over €165.10 and up to €167.60
€44.00
€146.00
Over €167.60 and up to €170.10
€41.50
€143.50
Over €170.10 and up to €172.60
€39.00
€141.00
Over €172.60 and up to €175.10
€36.50
€138.50
Over €175.10 and up to €177.60
€34.00
€136.00
Over €177.60 and up to €180.10
€31.50
€133.50
Over €180.10 and up to €182.60
€29.00
€131.00
Over €182.60 and up to €185.10
€26.50
€128.50
Over €185.10 and up to €187.60
€24.00
€126.00
Over €187.60 and up to €190.10
€21.50
€123.50
Over €190.10 and up to €192.60
€19.00
€121.00
Over €192.60 and up to €195.10
€16.50
€118.50
Over €195.10 and up to €197.60
€14.00
€116.00
Over €197.60 and up to €200.10
€11.50
€113.50
Over €200.10 and up to €202.60
€9.00
€111.00
Over €202.60 and up to €205.10
€6.50
€108.50
Over €205.10 and up to €207.60
€4.00
€106.00
Over €207.60
Nil
€103.50

 

 
Increases:
Rate per week
Each Qualified Child Full Rate
€29.80 ( see Note 9)
Each Qualified Child Half Rate
€14.90 ( see Note 10)

Note 9: You can get this, if you are single, widowed, a surviving civil partner or separated.

Note 10: You can get this, if you are married, in a civil partner or cohabitating.

 
 
Where the carer is aged 66 or over and caring for:
Weekly means, as assessed by us
One person (Rate per week)
More than one person (Rate per week)
Up to €7.60
€242.00
€363.00
Over €7.60 and up to €10.10
€239.50
€360.50
Over €10.10 and up to €12.60
€237.00
€358.00
Over €12.60 and up to €15.10
€234.50
€355.50
Over €15.10 and up to €17.60
€232.00
€353.00
Over €17.60 and up to €20.10
€229.50
€350.50
Over €20.10 and up to €22.60
€227.00
€348.00
Over €22.60 and up to €25.10
€224.50
€345.50
Over €25.10 and up to €27.60
€222.00
€343.00
Over €27.60 and up to €30.10
€219.50
€340.50
Over €30.10 and up to €32.60
€217.00
€338.00
Over €32.60 and up to €35.10
€214.50
€335.50
Over €35.10 and up to €37.60
€212.00
€333.00
Over €37.60 and up to €40.10
€209.50
€330.50
Over €40.10 and up to €42.60
€207.00
€328.00
Over €42.60 and up to €45.10
€204.50
€325.50
Over €45.10 and up to €47.60
€202.00

€323.00

Over €47.60 and up to €50.10
€199.50
€320.50
Over €50.10 and up to €52.60
€197.00
€318.00
Over €52.60 and up to €55.10
€194.50
€315.50
Over €55.10 and up to €57.60
€192.00
€313.00
Over €57.60 and up to €60.10
€189.50
€310.50
Over €60.10 and up to €62.60
€187.00
€308.00
Over €62.60 and up to €65.10
€184.50
€305.50
Over €65.10 and up to €67.60
€182.00
€303.00
Over €67.60 and up to €70.10
€179.50
€300.50
Over €70.10 and up to €72.60
€177.00
€298.00
Over €72.60 and up to €75.10
€174.50
€295.50
Over €75.10 and up to €77.60
€172.00
€293.00
Over €77.60 and up to €80.10
€169.50
€290.50
Over €80.10 and up to €82.60
€167.00
€288.00
Over €82.60 and up to €85.10
€164.50
€285.50
Over €85.10 and up to €87.60
€162.00
€283.00
Over €87.60 and up to €90.10
€159.50
€280.50
Over €90.10 and up to €92.60
€157.00
€278.00
Over €92.60 and up to €95.10
€154.50
€275.50
Over €95.10 and up to €97.60
€152.00
€273.00
Over €97.60 and up to €100.10
€149.50
€270.00
Over €100.10 and up to €102.60
€147.00
€268.00
Over €102.60 and up to €105.10
€144.50
€265.50
Over €105.10 and up to €107.60
€142.00
€263.00
Over €107.60 and up to €110.10
€139.50
€260.50
Over €110.10 and up to €112.60
€137.00
€258.00
Over €112.60 and up to €115.10
€134.50
€255.50
Over €115.10 and up to €117.60
€132.00
€253.00
Over €117.60 and up to €120.10
€129.50
€250.50
Over €120.10 and up to €122.60
€127.00
€248.00
Over €122.60 and up to €125.10
€124.50
€245.50
Over €125.10 and up to €127.60
€122.00
€243.00
Over €127.60 and up to €130.10
€119.50
€240.50
Over €130.10 and up to €132.60
€117.00
€238.00
Over €132.60 and up to €135.10
€114.50
€235.50
Over €135.10 and up to €137.60
€112.00
€233.00
Over €137.60 and up to €140.10
€109.50
€230.50
Over €140.10 and up to €142.60
€107.00
€228.00
Over €142.60 and up to €145.10
€104.50
€225.50
Over €145.10 and up to €147.60
€102.00
€223.00
Over €147.60 and up to €150.10
€99.50
€220.50
Over €150.10 and up to €152.60
€97.00
€218.00
Over €152.60 and up to €155.10
€94.50
€215.50
Over €155.10 and up to €157.60
€92.00
€213.00
Over €157.60 and up to €160.10
€89.50
€210.50
Over €160.10 and up to €162.60
€87.00
€208.00
Over €162.60 and up to €165.10
€84.50
€205.50
Over €165.10 and up to €167.60
€82.00
€203.00
Over €167.60 and up to €170.10
€79.50
€200.50
Over €170.10 and up to €172.60
€77.00
€198.00
Over €172.60 and up to €175.10
€74.50
€195.50
Over €175.10 and up to €177.60
€72.00
€193.00
Over €177.60 and up to €180.10
€69.50
€190.50
Over €180.10 and up to €182.60
€67.00
€188.00
Over €182.60 and up to €185.10
€64.50
€185.50
Over €185.10 and up to €187.60
€62.00
€183.00
Over €187.60 and up to €190.10
€59.50
€180.50
Over €190.10 and up to €192.60
€57.00
€178.00
Over €192.60 and up to €195.10
€54.50
€175.50
Over €195.10 and up to €197.60
€52.00
€173.00
Over €197.60 and up to €200.10
€49.50
€170.50
Over €200.10 and up to €202.60
€47.00
€168.00
Over €202.60 and up to €205.10
€44.50
€165.50
Over €205.10 and up to €207.60
€42.00
€163.00
Over €207.60 and up to €210.10
€39.50
€160.50
Over €210.10 and up to €212.60
€37.00
€158.00
Over €212.60 and up to €215.10
€34.50
€155.50
Over €215.10 and up to €217.60
€32.00
€153.00
Over €217.60 and up to €220.10
€29.50
€150.50
Over €220.10 and up to €222.60
€27.00
€148.00
Over €222.60 and up to €225.10
€24.50
€145.50
Over €225.10 and up to €227.60
€22.00
€143.00
Over €227.60 and up to €230.10
€19.50
€140.50
Over €230.10 and up to €232.60
€17.00
€138.00
Over €232.60 and up to €235.10
€14.50
€135.50
Over €235.10 and up to €237.60
€12.00
€133.00
Over €237.60 and up to €240.10
€9.50
€130.50
Over €240.10 and up to €242.60
€7.00
€128.00
Over €242.60 and up to €245.10
€4.50
€125.50
Over €245.10
Nil
€123.00

 

Increases:
Rate per week
For Carer's Age 80 or Over
€10.00
Each Qualified Child (Full Rate)
€29.80 ( see note 12)
Each Qualified Child (Half Rate)
€14.90 ( see note 13)
Increase for people age 66 or over living on certain offshore island
€12.70

Note 12: You can get this, if you are single, widowed, a surviving civil partner or separated.

Note 13: You can get this, if you are married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting.

ATTENTION CARERS !!!

Are you providing home care for someone in need of full time assistance and getting a social welfare payment?

If so, you may be entitled to a half rate payment of Carer's Allowance.

Since 27 September 2007, if you are getting certain payment(s) from this Department and you satisfy the conditions for Carer’s Allowance, you may get half the rate of Carer's Allowance along with your existing payment(s). It may also be possible for you to receive half rate Carer’s Allowance in addition to someone receiving an increase for you as a qualified adult on their own payment. The qualifying conditions for receipt of the half rate Carer’s Allowance payment are exactly the same as Carer’s Allowance.

FOR MORE INFORMATION....

  • Log on to www.welfare.ie.
  • Telephone: 071 919 3303
    LoCall 1890 66 22 44
    If you are calling from outside the Republic of Ireland please call +353 71 919 3302.
  • Drop in to your local Social Welfare Office or Citizens Information Centre.

Note:
The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.

Domiciliary Care Allowance

 
Rate Per Month
The allowance is paid monthly at a rate of
€309.50 ( See Note 11)

Domiciliary Care Allowance is a monthly payment for a severely disabled child who is under age 16 and needs full-time care and attention far beyond what is normally required by a child of the same age. It is paid to the person with whom the child is living and who is providing for the care of the child.

Note 11: If the child is in your care between 5-7 days per week, (if the child is in your care for between 2-4 days per week the allowance is paid at 50% of the full rate).

Medical Care Scheme

This scheme covers the cost of certain medical care expenses due to an occupational accident or disease. However, these costs must not have already been paid by either the Treatment Benefit Section of the Department of Social Protection or the Health Service Executive.

Injury Benefit

 
 
Rate Per Week
Personal Rate
€188.00

 

 
Increases:
Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult
€124.80 ( see Note 14)
Each Qualified Child Full Rate
€29.80 ( see Note 15)
Each Qualified Child Half Rate
€14.90 ( see Note 15)

Note 14: You may get a reduced rate increase if your qualified adult has earnings or income in excess of 100.00 and up to 310.00 gross per week ( see Appendix 1).

Note 15: You can get an increase of €29.80 for each qualified child if you qualify for an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase, if your spouse or partner has earnings of €400 or less per week.

Disablement Benefit

100% disablement
Rate Per Week
Maximum personal pension
€219.0 per week

 

20% to 90% disablement
Reduced Pension
90%
€197.10
80%
€175.20
70%
€153.30
60%
€131.40
50%
€109.50
40%
€87.60
30%
€65.70
20%
€43.80

 

Between 15% and 19% disablement
Reduced pension
You may get a lump sum, up to a maximum of
€15,320

Constant Attendance Allowance

Rate per Week
€205.00

Constant Attendance Allowance is an increase payable on Disablement Pension with a loss of faculty assessment of 50% or higher and where as a result of the occupational injury, the pensioner requires constant attendance.

It is not payable if someone is getting a Carer’s Allowance or Benefit for the care of the pensioner.

Incapacity Supplement

 
Rate Per Week
Personal Rate - Under age 66
€188.00
Personal Rate - Age 66 or over
€207.30

 

Increases:
Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult ( see Note 16) - Under age 66
€124.80
Increase for Qualified Adult ( see Note 16) - Age 66 or over
€137.60
Each Qualified Child Full Rate
€29.80 ( see Note 17)
Each Qualified Child Half Rate
€14.90 ( see Note 17)
Living Alone Increase
€9.00
Increase for people living on certain offshore islands
€12.70

Note 16: You may get a reduced rate increase if your qualified adult has earnings or income in excess of €100.00 and up to €310.00 gross per week ( see Appendix 1).

Note 17: You can get an increase of €29.80 for each qualified child if you get a payment for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Death Benefit

Rate Per Week
Pension for a widow, widower, or surviving civil partner
aged under 66
€218.50
aged 66 or over
€237.70

 

Death Benefit Increases
Increases:
Rate per week
Each qualified child​ ​€29.80
Living Alone Increase for people age 66 or over
€9.00
Extra Increase for people age 80 or over
€10.00
Increase for people age 66 or over living on certain offshore islands
€12.70
Orphan's Payment
€164.80
Funeral Grant
€850.00
Last modified:06/04/2016
 

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