Examples of social welfare annual supports available for various individuals in 2014


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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
€70.00
€12,045.60
€400.40
€520.00
€520.00
€580.00
Pensioner Couple State Pension (Contributory)
€11,975.60
€10,727.60
€140.00
€22,843.20
€0.00
€520.00
€520.00
€580.00
Single Pensioner State Pension (Non Contributory)
€11,388.00
€0.00
€70.00
€11,458.00
€400.40
€520.00
€520.00
€580.00

 

Jobseeker couple – no earnings, 2 children (1 age 4 - 11, 1 over 11)
Jobseeker’s Allowance + IQA + IQC
(see note)
Child Benefit
Fuel Allowance
Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance x 2
Total
€19,364.80
€3,120.00
€520.00
€300.00
€23,304.80

 

Lone Parent – earnings up to €90 per week, 1 child age 9 years Net Earnings
One Parent Family Payment + IQC
(see note)

Child Benefit

Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance x 1
Total
Possible Additional Increase
Fuel Allowance
€4,680.00
€11,325.60
€1,560
€100
€17,665.60
€520.00

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

 

Couple under 66 years, husband on Invalidity Pension, no children, wife 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
€17,243.20
€5,304.00
€1,375.00
€520.00
€650.00
€25,092.20

 

Working couple (low income), 4 children (2 age 4 - 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
€6,240.00
€600.00
€44,020.00
€15,420.00

Note, IQA: Increase for a Qualified Adult. IQC: Increase for a Qualified Child

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:18/10/2013