Budget 2003 - Rates of Payment


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Budget 2003 Rates of Payment

RATES OF PAYMENT

 

Weekly Personal Rate

Qualified Adult Allowance

Each Child

Maximum Weekly Rates

Present

New

Present

New

Full Rate

Social Insurance Payments

Retirement/Old Age (Contributory) Pension

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 80

147.30

157.30

*98.10

*104.80

19.30

- aged 80 and over

153.70

163.70

**113.80

**121.50

19.30

Widow's/Widower's (Contributory) Pension/Deserted Wife's Benefit

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 66

123.30

130.30

 

 

21.60

- aged 66 and under age 80

144.80

155.80

 

 

21.60

- aged 80 and over

151.20

162.20

 

 

21.60

Invalidity Pension

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 65

123.30

130.30

*88.00

*93.00

19.30

- aged 65 and under age 80

147.30

157.30

**105.40

**113.10

19.30

- aged 80 and over

153.70

163.70

 

 

19.30

Carer's Benefit

132.70

139.70

 

 

16.80

Disability/Unemployment/Health & Safety/Injury Benefit

118.80

124.80

78.80

82.80

16.80

Social Assistance Payments

 

 

 

 

 

Old Age (Non-Contributory) Pension

 

 

 

 

 

- aged 66 and under age 80

134.00

144.00

88.50

95.20

16.80

- aged 80 and over

140.40

150.40

 

 

16.80

Blind Pension

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 66

118.80

124.80

*78.80

*82.80

16.80

- aged 66 and under age 80

134.00

144.00

**88.50

**95.20

16.80

- aged 80 and over

140.40

150.40

 

 

16.80

Widow/Widower's (Non-Contributory) Pension / Deserted Wife's / Prisoner's Wife's Allowance

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 66

118.80

124.80

 

 

 

- aged 66 and under age 80

134.00

144.00

 

 

 

- aged 80 and over

140.40

150.40

 

 

 

Carer's Allowance

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 66

122.60

129.60

 

 

16.80

- aged 66 and over

137.80

147.80

 

 

16.80

One-Parent Family Payment

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 66

118.80

124.80

 

 

19.30

- aged 66 and over

134.00

144.00

 

 

19.30

Pre-Retirement/Disability Allowance

118.80

124.80

78.80

82.80

16.80

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

118.80

124.80

78.80

82.80

16.80

Unemployment Assistance

 

 

 

 

 

- short-term

118.80

124.80

78.80

82.80

16.80

- long-term

118.80

124.80

78.80

82.80

16.80

Farm Assist

118.80

124.80

78.80

82.80

16.80

Other Social Welfare Allowances

 

 

 

 

 

Maternity/Adoptive Benefit

 

 

 

 

 

- Minimum rate

135.60

141.60

 

Note:
* under 66
** 66 or over

Orphan's Pension/Allowance

91.00

97.00

 

 

Child Benefit

Number of Children

Present Monthly Rate

New Monthly Rate

 

1 child

117.60

125.60

2 children

235.20

251.20

3 children

382.50

408.50

4 children

529.80

565.80

5 children

677.10

723.10

6 children

824.40

880.40

7 children

971.70

1,037.70

8 children

1,119.00

1,195.00

 

Family Income Supplement (FIS)

Family Size

Present Income
Limit

New Income
Limit

 

1 child

362.00

379.00

2 children

388.00

405.00

3 children

413.00

430.00

4 children

438.00

455.00

5 children

470.00

487.00

6 children

496.00

513.00

7 children

517.00

534.00

8 children or more

539.00

556.00

FIS is calculated at 60% of the difference between net weekly income (ie gross pay less Tax, Employees PRSI, Health Contribution, Superannuation) and the income limit for your family size.


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Last modified:25/11/2008
 

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