Budget 2009 - Rates of Payment


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SOCIAL WELFARE RATES OF PAYMENT 2009

Maximum Weekly Rates

Weekly Personal Rate

Qualified Adult Allowance

Child Rate



Present

New

Increase

Present

New

Increase

 

Social Insurance Payments

State Pension (Contributory)/(Transition)



   



   

- Under Age 80

223.30

230.30

7.00

148.80*

153.50*

4.70*

26.00

- Aged 80 and over

233.30

240.30

7.00

200.00**

206.30**

6.30**

26.00

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

Deserted Wife's Benefit















- Under Age 66

203.30

209.80

6.50







26.00

- Aged 66 and under Age 80

223.30

230.30

7.00







26.00

- Aged 80 and over

233.30

240.30

7.00







26.00

Invalidity Pension















- Under Age 65

203.30

209.80

6.50

145.10*

149.70*

4.60*

26.00

- Aged 65 and under Age 80

223.30

230.30

7.00

200.00**

206.30**

6.30**

26.00

- Aged 80 and over

233.30

240.30

7.00







26.00

Carer's Benefit/Constant Attendance Allowance

214.70

221.20

6.50







26.00

Disablement Pension

228.90

235.40

6.50









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

197.80

204.30

6.50

131.30

135.60

4.30

26.00

Death Benefit Pension















- Under Age 66

227.70

234.70

7.00









- Age 66 and under Age 80

227.70

234.70

7.00









- Aged 80 or over

237.70

244.70

7.00









Social Assistance Payments















State Pension (Non-Contributory)















- Age 66 and under Age 80

212.00

219.00

7.00

140.10

144.70

4.60

26.00

- Aged 80 and over

222.00

229.00

7.00







26.00

Carer's Allowance















- Under Age 66

214.00

220.50

6.50







26.00

- Aged 66 and over

232.00

239.00

7.00







26.00

Blind Pension

197.80

204.30

6.50

131.30

135.60

4.30

26.00

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

197.80

204.30

6.50









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

197.80

204.30

6.50









One-Parent Family Payment

197.80

204.30

6.50







26.00

Pre-Retirement/Disability Allowance

197.80

204.30

6.50

131.30

135.60

4.30

26.00

Supplementary Welfare Allowance

197.80

204.30

6.50

131.30

135.60

4.30

26.00

Jobseeker's Allowance

197.80

204.30

6.50

131.30

135.60

4.30

26.00

Farm Assist

197.80

204.30

6.50

131.30

135.60

4.30

26.00

Other Social Welfare Allowances















Maternity/Adoptive Benefit – Minimum Rate

221.80

230.30

8.50









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

170.00

176.50

6.50









*for those under age 66 years
**for those aged 66 years or over

Child Benefit Rate#

Number of Children

Monthly Rate

 

1 child

166.00

2 children

332.00

3 children

535.00

4 children

738.00

5 children

941.00

6 children

1,144.00

7 children

1,347.00

8 children

1,550.00

# Special arrangements will apply in respect of children aged 18 years

Family Income Supplement (FIS)

Family Size

Present Income Limit

New Income Limit

 

1 child

490.00

500.00

2 children

570.00

590.00

3 children

655.00

685.00

4 children

760.00

800.00

5 children

870.00

920.00

6 children

970.00

1,030.00

7 children

1.090.00

1,160.00

8 children or more

1,170.00

1,250.00

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

Last modified:14/10/2008
 

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