Examples of Social Welfare Supports Available for Various Individuals


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Personal Rate
Qualified Adult Increase
Free Travel
Total
Possible Additional Increases
Living Alone Increase
Fuel Allowances
Over 80 Increase
Household Benefits
Single Pensioner State Pension (Contributory)
€11,975.60
€0.00
€113
€12,088.60
€400.40
€764.80
€520
€960
Pensioner Couple State Pension (Contributory)
€11,975.60
€10,727.60
€113
€22,816.20
€0.00
€764.80
€520
€960
Single Pensioner State Pension (Non Contributory)
€11,388.00
€0.00
€113
€11,501.00
€400.40
€764.80
€520
€960

Jobseeker couple – no earnings, 2 children (1 under 11, 1 over 11)
Jobseeker’s Allowance + IQC
Child Benefit
Fuel/Smokeless Fuel Allowances
Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance x 2
Total
€20,056.40
€3,600
€764.80
€505
€24,926.20

Lone Parent – earnings up to €145 per week, 1 child under 11 years Net Earnings
One Parent Family Payment + IQC

Child Benefit

Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance x 1
Total
Possible Additional Increase
Fuel & Smokeless Fuel Allowances
€7,540.00
€11,741.60
€1,800
€200
€21,281.60
€764.80

Lone parents can earn up to €425 per week and still retain a significant portion of their One Parent Family Payment.

Couple under 66 years, husband on Disability Allowance, no children, spouse in receipt of ½ rate Carer’s Allowance Personal rate & Qualified Adult Increase
½ rate Carer’s Allowance

Respite Care Grant

Fuel Allowances
Household Benefits & Free Travel
Total
€16,957.20
€5,512
€1,700
€764.80
€1,073.00
€26,007.00

Working couple (low income), 4 children (2 under 11, 2 over 11)
Net Earnings
Family Income Supplement (FIS)
Child Benefit
Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance x 4
Total
Income from Social Welfare Payments
€28,600
€8,580
€8,088
€1,010
€46,278
€17,678

The above examples are for illustrative purposes only and depending on individual circumstances may differ. Depending on circumstances, the claimant may also be entitled to Rent Supplement or Mortgage Interest Supplement. Over €573 million is being provided in 2010 for these schemes.

Last modified:10/12/2009
 

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