Budget 2007 - Budget Digest

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  • Fuel & Energy Relief - Fuel Allowance doubled in two years to €18 per week in addition to over €50 million to protect vulnerable from electricity/gas price rises.
  • Disability Benefits - Full Disability Allowance extended to all resident in institutions. Funding for personal advocacy service. Disability Allowance capital disregard increased by €30,000.
  • Maternity Benefit - Weekly earnings threshold increased to €350 and new payment rate of €280 per week for Maternity & Adoptive Benefit
  • Bereavement Support - Widowed Parent Grant increases by €1,300 to €4,000. Bereavement Grant up by €215 to €850.

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Last modified:25/11/2008

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