Payments to carers will be maintained

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  • The half rate Carer's Allowance will continue to be paid to people who are full-time carers and who are getting another welfare payment.
  • Extra payment for caring for more than one person is retained.
  • Carers will continue to get the annual Respite Care Grant of €1,700 for each care recipient.
  • Carer's Allowance weekly rates of payment will not change.
Last modified:05/12/2011

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