Budget 2003 - Schedule For Increases


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January

All FIS customers will receive their increase in full from the beginning of January.

Customers on short-term weekly payments (mainly Unemployment, Farm Assist, Disability Benefit, Carer's Benefit, and Supplementary Welfare Allowance) will receive their increase in full from their first pay-day in January.

Customers on long-term weekly payments (old age pensioners, widows, widowers, lone parents and people on invalidity pensions) and who are paid by electronic methods through Post Offices and Banks will receive their increase in full from their first pay-day in January.

February

Long-term customers on book payments will receive their increase in mid-February via a lump sum backdated to January. In some cases (Disability Allowance, Blind Pension, Retirement, Old Age Pensions) an advance payment to end-March will also be paid to those customers whose books are due for renewal in April.

April

Child Benefit customers paid by electronic methods will receive their increase in full from April 2003.

May

Child Benefit customers on book payments will receive their increase through a special payment in May, which will be backdated to April.


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Last modified:25/11/2008
 

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