Examples of social welfare annual supports available for various individuals in 2012


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  • Increase of €18 to €218 per week for recipients of Carer's Allowance aged 66 and over
  • Increase of €20 to €200 per week for recipients of Carer's Allowance and Carer's Benefit/ Constant Attendance Allowance aged under 66 (January 2007)
  • Respite Care Grant increased by €300 to €1,500 for each care recipient (June 2007)
  • Weekly income disregard for Carer's Allowance increased by €30 / €60 to €320 (single) and €640 (couple)
  • Increased earnings threshold for entitlement to Carer's Benefit by €30 to €320 per week (April 2007)
  • Introduction of a new additional means-tested payment equivalent to up to half of the Carer's Allowance rate for certain people with another Social Welfare entitlement (September 2007)

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Last modified:05/12/2011
 

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