S.I. No 568 of 2014


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S.I. No. 568 of 2014.

SOCIAL WELFARE (VARIATION OF RATE OF LIVING ALONE ALLOWANCE) REGULATIONS 2014

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

These Regulations provide for an increase of €1.30 in the weekly increase payable to recipients of certain long-term social welfare payments who are living alone (Living Alone Allowance). This will mean that the weekly rate of Living Alone Allowance will increase from €7.70 to €9, with effect from the first week in January 2015.

The Living Alone Allowance is payable to —

  • people aged 66 years or over who are in receipt of social welfare payments, such as State pensions, widow's and widower's pensions etc., and
  • people who are under 66 years of age who are in receipt of long-term illness and disability payments, such as disability allowance, invalidity pension, incapacity supplement and blind pension,

who are living alone.

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