Budget 2007 - Retired And Older People

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Increase of €16 to over €209 per week for the following pensioners:

  • State Pension (Contributory)
  • State Pension (Transition)
  • Invalidity Pension recipients aged over 65
  • Widow’s & Widower’s Contributory Pension recipients aged over 66
  • Deserted Wife’s Benefit recipients aged over 66
  • Death Benefit recipients aged over 66 (January 2007)

Increase of €18 to €200 per week for State Pension (Non-Contributory) recipients (January 2007)

(The above increases apply to full rate payments and there are proportionate increases for recipients of reduced rate payments.)

  • Increased means disregard for State Pension (Non-Contributory) by €10 to €30 per week
  • Increased employment earnings disregard for State Pension (Non-Contributory) by €100 to €200 per week
  • Disregard of any additional amount of State Pension which is in excess of Supplementary Welfare Allowance rate when calculating Rent or Mortgage Interest Supplement entitlement (January 2007)
  • Entitlement to a Companion Free Travel Pass to those aged 66 to 74 inclusive, who are certified as medically unfit to travel alone (March 2007)
  • Extend Telephone Allowance Scheme to include mobile phones (April 2007)

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Last modified:25/11/2008

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