Examples of social welfare annual supports available for various individuals in 2013


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     Personal Rate Qualified Adult Increase
(over 66)
Free Travel
(average value)
Total

Possible Additional Increase

Living Alone Increase Fuel Allowance Over 80 Increase Household Benefits
Single Pensioner State Pension (Contributory)
€11,975.60
€0.00
€106.00
€12,081.60
€400.40
€520.00
€520.00
€694.00
Pensioner Couple State Pension (Contributory)
€11,975.60
€10,727.60
€212.00
€22,915.20
€0.00
€520.00
€520.00
€694.00
Single Pensioner State Pension (Non Contributory)
€11,388.00
€0.00
€106.00
€11,494.00
€400.40
€520.00
€520.00
€694.00

 

 

Jobseeker Allowance couple – no earnings, 2 children (one age 4-11, one over 11) Jobseeker's Allowance + IQA + IQC ( see note) Child Benefit Fuel Allowance Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance x 2 Total
€19,364.80
€3,120.00
€520.00
€300.00
€23,304.80

 

Lone Parent – net earnings of €130 per week, 1 child age 4-11 years Net Earnings One Parent Family + IQC ( see note) Child Benefit Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance x 1 Total

Possible Additional Increase

Fuel Allowance
€6,760.00
€11,325.60
€1,560.00
€100.00
€19,745.60
€520.00

Lone parents can earn up to €425 per week and still retain a significant portion of their One Parent Family Payment.

 

Couple under 66 years, husband on Disability Allowance, no children, wife in receipt of ½ rate Carer's Allowance Personal Rate & Qualified Adult Increase ½ Rate Carer's Allowance Respite Care Grant Fuel Allowance Household Benefits & Free Travel Total
€16,265.60
€5,304.00
€1,375.00
€520.00
€800.00
€24,264.60

 

 

Working couple (low income), 4 children (2 age 4-11, 2 over 11) Net Earnings Family Income Supplement (FIS) Child Benefit Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance x 4 Total Income from Social Welfare Payments
€28,600.00
€8,580.00
€6,360.00
€600.00
€44,140.00
€15.540.00

Note: IQA: Increase for a qualified adult. IQC: Increase for a qualified child.

The above examples are for illustrative purposes only. Individual circumstances may differ. Depending on circumstances, the claimant may also be entitled to Rent Supplement or Mortgage Interest Supplement.

Last modified:05/12/2012
 

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