How much is the allowance?


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Instead of your usual employment payment, you will currently (February 2012) get a weekly allowance of:

  • €119.00 per week if you are single
  • €193.90 per week if you are getting an increase for a qualified adult.

For more information on the up to date rates log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.

Note
There are no increases in these rates for qualified children.

The allowance is payable regardless of the money you earn in your job. However, your wages will be taxable in the usual way.

Last modified:09/03/2012
 

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