Budget 2004 - Families and Children

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  • Child Benefit increases to €131.60 per month for each of the first two children and to €165.30 per month for the third and each subsequent child.
    (April 2004)
  • Family Income Supplement (FIS) weekly income thresholds to be increased by €28 to benefit every family on FIS. See Rates Table.
    (January 2004)
  • Increase minimum Family Income Supplement payment by €7 per week, from €13 to €20.
    (January 2004)
  • Disregard Family Income Supplement for assessment of entitlement to Rent/ Mortgage Interest Supplement.
    (January 2004)
  • The duration of Adoptive Benefit to be increased from 14 to 16 weeks, following the enactment of proposed changes in Adoptive Leave legislation.
  • Increase of €10 per week in the minimum rate of Maternity Benefit, from €141.60 to €151.60.
    (January 2004)
  • €1 million additional funding in 2004 for School Meals Scheme.

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Last modified:25/11/2008

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