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Increase of €14 a week for all pensioners as follows:

  • Old Age Contributory Pension
  • Retirement Pension
  • Invalidity Pension recipients aged over 65
  • Widow's & Widower's Contributory Pension recipients aged over 66
  • Deserted Wife's Benefit recipients aged over 66
  • Death Benefit recipients aged over 66. (January 2006)

Increase of €16 a week for the following pensioners.

  • Old Age Non-Contributory Pension
  • Blind Pension recipients aged over 66
  • Widow's & Widower's Non-Contributory Pension recipients aged over 66
  • Deserted Wife's Allowance recipients aged over 66
  • One Parent Family Payment recipients aged over 66. (January 2006)

(The above increases apply to full rate payments and there are proportionate increases for recipients of reduced rate payments).

  • Introduction of a standard State Non-Contributory Pension for all people aged 66 and over.
  • Increase in means disregard for State Non-Contributory Pension to €20 a week.
  • Introduce earnings disregard from employment of €100 a week for all non-contributory pensioners. (September 2006)
  • Increase the over 80 Allowance to €10 a week. (January 2006)
  • Grant automatic entitlement to Old Age Contributory Pension at age 66 to Invalidity Pension recipients. (September 2006)
  • Initial funding of €200,000 for development of All Ireland Free Travel Scheme.

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Last modified:25/11/2008
 

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