Budget 2003 - Increases


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Personal Rates

  • Increase of €10 per week for pensioners aged 66 and over and for people on Retirement Pension and Invalidity Pension aged 65 or over. This increase applies to full rate pensions and there are proportionate increases for contributory pensioners on reduced rates.
    (January 2003)
  • Special increase of €11 per week for widows and widowers aged 66 and over on Widow's/Widower's (Contributory) Pension for those aged aged 66 or over and for women getting Deserted Wife's Benefit who are aged 66 and over.
    (January 2003)
  • €7 per week increase for widows and widowers aged under 66 in receipt of a Widow's/Widower's (Contributory) Pension on a full rate payment with proportionate increases for people on reduced rates.
    (January 2003)
  • €7 per week increase for people getting Invalidity Pension aged under 65 on full rate payments with proportionate increases for those on reduced rates.
    (January 2003)
  • €7 per week increase for people under age 66 who are getting Carer's Allowance or Benefit.
    (January 2003)
  • €7 per week increase for people getting Disablement Benefit.
    (January 2003)
  • €6 per week increase for people getting Unemployment Benefit/ Assistance, Disability Benefit/ Allowance, Blind Pension, Pre-Retirement Allowance, Farm Assist, Supplementary Welfare Allowance and One-Parent Family Payment.
    (January 2003)

Child Benefit

  • Increase of €8 for each of the first two children.
  • Increase of €10 for the third and each subsequent child.
    (April 2003)

Qualified Adult Allowances

  • Increase of €7.70 per week in QAA for Old Age (Contributory) Pension, Retirement Pension and Invalidity Pension where the qualified adult is aged 66 or over.
  • Increase of €6.70 per week in QAA for Old Age (Contributory) Pension and Retirement Pension where the qualified adult is under age 66.
  • Increase of €6.70 per week in QAA for Old Age (Non- Contributory) Pension where the qualified adult is under or over age 66.
  • Increase of €5 per week in QAA for Invalidity Pension where the qualified adult is under age 66.
  • Increase of €4 per week for other qualified adult payments.


    These rates apply to full rate qualified adult allowances with proportionate increases for people on reduced payments.
    (January 2003)

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