Budget 2011

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€20.62 billion being spent on Social Protection in 2011

Older people are fully protected

Helping people back to work – 15,000 new places

New lower rates of payment for people under 66 years of age

Child Benefit rates will reduce but there will be no change to other supports for children


Payment rates for older people - unchanged

Child related payments

Revised payment rates for people under age 66

People of working age (under age 66)

Supports for people who have been bereaved which remain unchanged

Examples of Social Welfare annual supports available for various individuals

View the Budget Factsheet 2011 in PDF (496KB) 

For more information telephone Department of Social Protection on

1890 66 22 44 (LoCall) 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and

Citizens Information Phone Service on

1890 777 121(LoCall) 9am - 9pm Monday to Friday

Contact your nearest Social Welfare Local Office or Citizens Information Centre

Information is also available on http://www.welfare.ie/ and http://www.citizensinformation.ie/

Note: The rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.

Last modified:12/04/2011

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