S.I. No. 476 of 2018


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EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations provide for the payment of a bonus to recipients of longterm
social welfare payments and to recipients of domiciliary care allowance
during the month of December 2018.

The amount of the bonus in the case of recipients of long-term social welfare
payments is 100% of the normal weekly payment payable during the first week
in December 2018, subject to a minimum payment of €20. In the case of domiciliary
care allowance, the amount of the bonus is 100% of the weekly equivalent
of the amount of domiciliary care allowance payable during December 2018,
subject to a minimum payment of €20.

The bonus payment applies to recipients of the following long-term social
welfare payments—

(a) partial capacity benefit;
(b) disablement pension;
(c) death benefit under the Occupational Injury Benefit scheme payable to
widows, widowers, surviving civil partners, orphans and dependant
parents;
(d) carer’s benefit;
(e) State pension (contributory);
(f) invalidity pension;
(g) widow’s, widower’s and surviving civil partner’s (contributory) pension;
(h) guardian’s (contributory) payment;
(i) jobseeker’s allowance in respect of a continuous period of unemployment
of at least 15 months;
(j) jobseeker’s transitional payment;
(k) State pension (non-contributory);
(l) blind pension;
(m) widow’s, widower’s and surviving civil partner’s (non-contributory)
pension;
(n) guardian’s payment (non-contributory);
(o) one-parent family payment;
(p) deserted wife’s benefit, and deserted wife’s allowance;
(q) carer’s allowance;
(r) disability allowance;
(s) farm assist;
(t) back to work family dividend.
Last modified:22/11/2018