Budget 2008 - Carers


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  • Increase of €14 from €218 to €232 per week for recipients of Carer's Allowance aged 66 years and over.
  • Increase of €14 from €200 to €214 per week for recipients of Carer's Allowance aged under 66 years.
  • Increase of €14 from €200.70 to €214.70 per week for recipients of Carer's Benefit and Constant Attendance Allowance (January 2008).
  • Respite Care Grant to increase by €200 to €1,700 in respect of each care recipient (June 2008).
  • Weekly income disregard for Carer's Allowance will increase by €12.50/€25 to €332.50 (single) and €665 (couple) (April 2008).
  • Earnings threshold for entitlement to Carer's Benefit will increase by €12.50 to €332.50 per week (April 2008).
  • Any amount of Carer's Benefit, in excess of the basic SWA rate, will be disregarded for the purposes of Rent and Mortgage Interest Supplement (in line with existing arrangements for Carer's Allowance) (April 2008).

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Last modified:25/11/2008
 

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