Budget 2004 - Rates of Payment


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Budget 2004 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

157.30

167.30

*104.80

*111.50

19.30

- aged 80 and over

163.70

173.70

**121.50

**129.20

19.30

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

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 66

130.30

140.30

 

 

21.60

- aged 66 and under age 80

155.80

167.30

 

 

21.60

- aged 80 and over

162.20

173.70

 

 

21.60

Invalidity Pension

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 65

130.30

140.30

*93.00

*100.10

19.30

- aged 65 and under age 80

157.30

167.30

**113.10

**129.20

19.30

- aged 80 and over

163.70

173.70

 

 

19.30

Carer's Benefit

139.70

149.70

 

 

16.80

Disability/Unemployment/Health & Safety/Injury Benefit

124.80

134.80

82.80

89.40

16.80

Death Benefit

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 66

153.60

163.60

 

 

 

- aged 66 and under age 80

161.70

171.70

 

 

 

- aged 80 and over

161.70

173.70

 

 

 

Social Assistance Payments

 

 

 

 

 

Old Age (Non-Contributory) Pension

 

 

 

 

 

- aged 66 and under age 80

144.00

154.00

95.20

101.80

16.80

- aged 80 and over

150.40

160.40

 

 

16.80

Blind Pension

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 66

124.80

134.80

*82.80

*89.40

16.80

- aged 66 and under age 80

144.00

154.00

**95.20

**101.80

16.80

- aged 80 and over

150.40

160.40

 

 

16.80

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

 

 

 

  

 

- under age 66

128.80

134.80

 

 

  

- aged 66 and under age 80

144.00

154.00

 

 

 

- aged 80 and over

150.40

160.40

 

 

 

Carer's Allowance

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 66

129.60

139.60

 

 

16.80

- aged 66 and over

147.80

157.80

 

 

16.80

One-Parent Family Payment

 

 

 

 

 

- under age 66

124.80

134.80

 

 

19.30

- aged 66 and over

144.00

154.00

 

 

19.30

Pre-Retirement/Disability Allowance

124.80

134.80

82.80

89.40

16.80

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

124.80

134.80

82.80

89.40

16.80

Unemployment Assistance

 

 

 

 

 

- short-term

124.80

134.80

82.80

89.40

16.80

- long-term

124.80

134.80

82.80

89.40

16.80

Farm Assist

124.80

134.80

82.80

89.40

16.80

Other Social Welfare Allowances

 

 

 

 

 

Maternity/Adoptive Benefit

 

 

 

 

- Minimum rate

141.60

151.60

 

Note:
* under 66
** 66 or over

Orphan's Pension/Allowance

97.00

107.00

 

Child Benefit

Number of Children

Present Monthly Rate

New Monthly Rate

 

1 child

125.60

131.60

2 children

251.20

263.20

3 children

408.50

428.50

4 children

565.80

593.80

5 children

723.10

759.10

6 children

880.40

924.40

7 children

1,037.70

1,089.70

8 children

1,195.00

1,255.00

Family Income Supplement (FIS)

Family Size

Present Income
Limit

New Income
Limit

 

1 child

379.00

407.00

2 children

405.00

433.00

3 children

430.00

458.00

4 children

455.00

483.00

5 children

487.00

515.00

6 children

513.00

541.00

7 children

534.00

562.00

8 children or more

556.00

584.00

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:23/01/2009
 

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