Examples of social welfare annual supports available for various individuals


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  Personal Rate Qualified Adult Increase
(over 66)
Free Travel
(average value)
Total
Possible Additional Increases:
Living Alone Increase Fuel Allowance
(not including Smokeless Fuel)
Over 80 Increase Household Benefits
Single Pensioner State Pension (Contributory)
€11,975.60
€0.00
€113
€12,088.60
€400.40
€640.00
€520
€996
Pensioner Couple State Pension (Contributory)
€11,975.60
€10,727.60
€226
€22,929.20
€0.00
€640.00
€520
€996
Single Pensioner State Pension (Non Contributory)
€11,388.00
€0.00
€113
€11,501.00
€400.40
€640.00
€520
€996

 

Jobseeker couple – no earnings, 2 children (1 under 11, 1 over 11) Jobseeker's Allowance + IQC Child Benefit Fuel Allowance
(not including Smokeless Fuel)
Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance x 2 Total
€19,364.80
€3,360
€640.00
€505
€23,869.80

 

Lone Parent – net earnings 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 Allowance
(not including Smokeless Fuel)
€7,540.00
€11,325.60
€1,680
€200
€20,745.60
€640.00

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 Allowance
(not including Smokeless Fuel)
Household Benefits & Free Travel Total
€16,265.60
€5,304
€1,700
€640.00
€1,109.00
€25,018.60

 

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
€7,488
€1,010
€45,678
€17,078

The above examples are for illustrative purposes only. Individual circumstances may differ. Depending on circumstances, the claimant may also be entitled to Rent Supplement or Mortgage Interest Supplement.

Last modified:10/12/2010
 

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