Budget 2004 - Increases


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Personal Rates
Child Benefit
Qualified Adult Allowances


Personal Rates

  • Increase of €10 per week for recipients of the following payments:
    - Old Age Pensions.
    - Retirement Pension.
    - Invalidity Pension.
    - Death Benefit.
    (The above increases apply to full rate payments and there are proportionate increases for recipients of reduced rate contributory pensions.)
    - Widows, Widowers and Women in receipt of Deserted Wife’s Benefit aged under 66.
    - Disablement Pension.
    - Unemployment Benefit/Assistance.
    - Disability Benefit/Allowance.
    - Blind Pension.
    - Pre-Retirement Allowance.
    - Farm Assist.
    - One Parent Family Payment.
    - Carer’s Benefit/Allowance.
    - Constant Attendance Allowance.
    - Supplementary Welfare Allowance.
    (January 2004)
  • Increase of €11.50 per week for widows and widowers aged 66 and over on Widow’s/Widower’s (Contributory) Pension and for women getting Deserted Wife’s Benefit who are aged 66 and over, bringing these payments to the same rate as Old Age (Contributory) Pension.
    (January 2004)

Child Benefit

  • Increase of €6 for each of the first two children.
    (April 2004)
  • Increase of €8 for the third and each subsequent child.
    (April 2004)

Qualified Adult Allowances

  • Increase of €7.70 per week in Qualified Adult Allowance for Old Age (Contributory) Pension and Retirement Pension where the qualified adult is aged 66 or over.
  • Increase of €6.70 per week in Qualified Adult Allowance for Old Age (Contributory) Pension and Retirement Pension where the qualified adult is under age 66.
  • Increase of €6.60 per week in Qualified Adult Allowance for all recipients of Old Age (Non- Contributory) Pension.
  • Increase of €16.10 per week in Qualified Adult Allowance for Invalidity Pension where the qualified adult is aged 66 or over.
  • Increase of €7.10 per week in Qualified Adult Allowance for Invalidity Pension where the qualified adult is under age 66.
  • Increase of €6.60 per week in Qualified Adult Allowance for all recipients of the Blind Pension.
  • Increase of €6.60 per week for all other Qualified Adult payments.

These rates apply to full rate Qualified Adult Allowances with proportionate increases for people on reduced payments.

(All Qualified Adult Allowances increase from January 2004)


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Last modified:25/11/2008
 

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