Budget 2010

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Over €21.1billion being spent in 2010 to support 2.1 million people

Expenditure will increase by €660 million in 2010

Older People are Protected from Cuts

Vulnerable Children and Low Income Families will be Protected from Reductions in Child Benefit

New Lower Rates of Payment for People Under 66 Years of Age


Payment Rates for Older People Unchanged

Child Related Payments

Revised Payment Rates for People Under Age 66

People of Working Age

Examples of Social Welfare Supports Available for Various Individuals

View the Budget Factsheet 2010 in PDF (PDF; 346KB)


View the Minister's Press Release


For more information telephone

Department of Social and Family Affairs

1890 66 22 44 (LoCall) 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

9am – 9pm Thursday 10 th and Friday 11 th December 2009 and

Citizens Information Phone Service

on 1890 777 121(LoCall) 9am - 9pm Monday to Friday

Contact your nearest Social Welfare Local Office or Citizens Information Centre

Information is also available on http://www.welfare.ie/ and http://www.citizensinformation.ie/

Note: The rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.

Last modified:19/02/2010

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