Budget 2008 - Rates of Payment


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Budget 2008 Rates of Payment

RATES OF PAYMENT

Maximum Weekly Rates

Number of Recipients

Weekly Personal Rate

Qualified Adult Allowance
*for those under age 66 years
**for those aged 66 years or over

Child Rate

 

 

Present

New

Increase

Present

New

Increase

 

Social Insurance Payments

 

State Pension (Contributory)/(Transition)

242,100

 

   

 

 

   

- Under Age 80

 

209.30

223.30

14.00

139.50*

148.80

9.30

24.00

- Aged 80 and over

 

219.30

233.30

14.00

173.00**

200.00

27.00

24.00

Widow's/Widower's (Contributory) Pension/

Deserted Wife's Benefit

111,200/

9,100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Under Age 66

 

191.30

203.30

12.00

 

 

 

24.00

- Aged 66 and under Age 80

 

209.30

223.30

14.00

 

 

 

24.00

- Aged 80 and over

 

219.30

233.30

14.00

 

 

 

24.00

Invalidity Pension

53,900

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Under Age 65

 

191.30

203.30

12.00

136.50*

145.10

8.60

24.00

- Aged 65 and under Age 80

 

209.30

223.30

14.00

173.00**

200.00

27.00

24.00

- Aged 80 and over

 

219.30

233.30

14.00

 

 

 

24.00

Carer's Benefit/Constant Attendance Allowance

2,200

200.70

214.70

14.00

 

 

 

24.00

Disablement Pension

13,000

216.90

228.90

12.00

 

 

 

 

Jobseeker's/Illness/Health & Safety/Injury Benefit

57,900/74,600/100/1,400

185.80

197.80

12.00

123.30

131.30

8.00

24.00

Death Benefit Pension

650

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Under Age 66

 

213.70

227.70

14.00

 

 

 

 

- Age 66 and under Age 80

 

213.70

227.70

14.00

 

 

 

 

- Aged 80 or over

 

223.70

237.70

14.00

 

 

 

 

Social Assistance Payments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Pension (Non-Contributory)

97,100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Age 66 and under Age 80

 

200.00

212.00

12.00

132.20

140.10

7.90

24.00

- Aged 80 and over

 

210.00

222.00

12.00

 

 

 

24.00

Carer's Allowance

39,200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Under Age 66

 

200.00

214.00

14.00

 

 

 

24.00

- Aged 66 and over

 

218.00

232.00

14.00

 

 

 

24.00

Blind Pension

1,500

185.80

197.80

12.00

123.30

131.30

8.00

24.00

Widow's/Widower's (Non-Contributory) Pension

2,100

185.80

197.80

12.00

 

 

 

 

Deserted Wife's/Prisoner's Wife's Allowance

700

185.80

197.80

12.00

 

 

 

 

One-Parent Family Payment

87,400

185.80

197.80

12.00

 

 

 

24.00

Pre-Retirement/Disability Allowance

11,500/90,500

185.80

197.80

12.00

123.30

131.30

8.00

24.00

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

19,500

185.80

197.80

12.00

123.30

131.30

8.00

24.00

Jobseeker's Allowance

84,100

185.80

197.80

12.00

123.30

131.30

8.00

24.00

Farm Assist

7,500

185.80

197.80

12.00

123.30

131.30

8.00

24.00

Other Social Welfare Allowances

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maternity/Adoptive Benefit – Minimum Rate

2,750

207.80

221.80

14.00

 

 

 

 

Guardian's Payment (Contributory)/(Non-Contributory)

800/400

158.00

170.00

12.00

 

 

 

 

 

Child Benefit

Number of Children

Present Monthly Rate

New Monthly Rate

 

1 child

160.00

166.00

2 children

320.00

332.00

3 children

515.00

535.00

4 children

710.00

738.00

5 children

905.00

941.00

6 children

1,100.00

1,144.00

7 children

1,295.00

1,347.00

8 children

1,490.00

1,550.00

 

Family Income Supplement (FIS)

Family Size

Present Income Limit

New Income Limit

 

1 child

480.00

490.00

2 children

550.00

570.00

3 children

625.00

655.00

4 children

720.00

760.00

5 children

820.00

870.00

6 children

910.00

970.00

7 children

1.020.00

1,090.00

8 children or more

1,090.00

1,170.00

FIS is calculated at 60% of the difference between net weekly income (i.e. gross pay less Tax, Employee's PRSI, Health Contribution, Superannuation) and the income limit for your family size.


Last modified:05/11/2008
 

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