Social Welfare Rates for 2013

 

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Social Insurance Payments
Maximum Weekly Rates Weekly Personal Rate Qualified Adult Allowance Child Rate
 
2012
2013
2012
2013
 
State Pension (Contributory)/(Transition)
 
Under Age 80
€230.30
€230.30
€153.50 ( Note1)
€153.50 ( note 1)
€29.80
Age 80 and over
€240.30
€240.30
€206.30 ( Note 2)
€206.30 ( Note 2)
€29.80
Widow's/Widower's/Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory) Pension/Deserted Wife's Benefit
 
Under Age 66
€193.50
€193.50
 
€29.80
Aged 66 and under Age 80
€230.30
€230.30
 
€29.80
Aged 80 and over
€240.30
€240.30
 
€29.80
Invalidity Pension
 
Under Age 65
€193.50
€193.50
€138.10 ( Note 1)
€138.10 ( Note 1)
€29.80
Aged 65
€230.30
€230.30
€206.30 ( Note 2)
€206.30 ( Note 2)
€29.80
Carer's Benefit/Constant Attendance Allowance
€205.00
€205.00
 
€29.80
Disablement Benefit
€219.00
€219.00
 
 
Jobseeker's/Illness/Health & Safety/Injury Benefit
€188.00
€188.00
€124.80
€124.80
€29.80
Death Benefit
 
Under Age 66
€218.50
€218.50
 
€29.80
Aged 66 and under Age 80
€234.70
€234.70
 
€29.80
Aged 80 and over
€244.70
€244.70
 
€29.80

 

Social Assistance Payments
Maximum Weekly Rates Weekly Personal Rate Qualified Adult Allowance Child Rate
 
2012
2013
2012
2013
 
 
State Pension (Non-Contributory)
 
 
Aged 66 and under Age 80
€219.00
€219.00
€144.70
€144.70
€29.80
Age 80 and over
€229.00
€229.00
 
 
€29.80
Carer's Allowance
 
Under Age 66
€204.00
€204.00
 
€29.80
Aged 66 and over
€239.00
€239.00
 
€29.80
Blind Pension
€188.00
€188.00
€124.80
€124.80
€29.80
Widow's/Widower's/Surviving Civil Partner's (Non-Contributory) Pension
€188.00
€188.00
 
 
 
Deserted Wife's/Prisoner's Wife's Allowance
€188.00
€188.00
 
 
One-Parent Family Payment
€188.00
€188.00
 
 
€29.80
Pre-Retirement/Disability Allowance
€188.00
€188.00
€124.80
€124.80
€29.80
Supplementary Welfare Allowance
€186.00
€186.00
€124.80
€124.80
€29.80
Jobseeker's Allowance
€188.00
€188.00
€124.80
€124.80
€29.80
Farm Assist
€188.00
€188.00
€124.80
€124.80
€29.80

 

Other Social Welfare Allowances
  Weekly Personal Rate
 
2012
2013
Maternity/Adoptive Benefit – Maximum Rate
€262.00
€262.00
Guardian's Payment (Contributory)/(Non-Contributory)
€161.00
€161.00

Note1: for those under age 66 years

Note2: for those aged 66 years or over

Child Benefit
Number of Children 2012 Monthly Rate 2013 Monthly Rate 2013 Annual rate
1 child
€140.00
€130.00
€1,560.00
2 children
€280.00
€260.00
€3,120.00
3 children
€428.00
€390.00
€4,680.00
4 children
€588.00
€530.00
€6,360.00
5 children
€748.00
€670.00
€8,040.00
6 children
€908.00
€810.00
€9,720.00
7 children
€1,068.00
€950.00
€11,400.00
8 children
€1,228.00
€1,090.00
€13,080.00

 

Family Income Supplement (FIS)
Family Size Current Income Limit 2013 Income Limit
1 child
€506.00
€506.00
2 children
€602.00
€602.00
3 children
€703.00
€703.00
4 children
€824.00
€824.00
5 children
€950.00
€950.00
6 children
€1,066.00
€1,066.00
7 children
€1,202.00
€1,202.00
8 children or more
€1,298.00
€1,298.00
Level of FIS payment will continue to be based on 60% of the shortfall between net weekly family income and the applicable weekly family threshold.
Last modified:05/12/2012