Budget 2003 - Pensioners

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  • Disregard for Rent/Mortgage Interest Supplement to be increased by €13 per week to €23 per week.
    (January 2003)
  • Increase in weekly rent supplement limits under the Capital Assistance scheme from €36.82 to €40 for a single person and from €39.36 to €45 for households.
    (January 2003)
  • Improvements to After Death Payments
    (June 2003)
  • Telephone Allowance to be extended to people aged 70 or over, residing in nursing homes where they have their own telephone account.
    (January 2003)
  • Free Schemes to be extended to pensioners under age 70 in receipt of a qualifying payment and whose spouse/partner is getting a social welfare payment in their own right and the total income of the spouse/ partner is less than €203.16 per week.
    (January 2003) 

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Last modified:25/11/2008

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