Social Welfare Rates for 2014


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Social Insurance Payments
Maximum Weekly Rates Personal Rate Increase for a Qualified Adult Qualified Child Increase 2013/2014
 
2013
2014
2013
2014
 
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
€193.50
€193.50
€138.10
€138.10
€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 Personal Rate Increase for a Qualified Adult Qualified Child Increase 2013/2014
 
2013
2014
2013
2014
 
 
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
  Personal Rate
 
2013
2014
Maternity/Adoptive Benefit (maximum rate)
€262.00
€230.00
Maternity/Adoptive Benefit (Minimun Rate)
€217.80
€230.00
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 2013 Monthly Rate 2014 Monthly Rate 2013 Annual rate
1 child
€130.00
€130.00
€1,560.00
2 children
€260.00
€260.00
€3,120.00
3 children
€390.00
€390.00
€4,680.00
4 children
€530.00
€520.00
€6,240.00
5 children
€670.00
€650.00
€7,800.00
6 children
€810.00
€780.00
€9,360.00
7 children
€950.00
€910.00
€10,920.00
8 children
€1,090.00
€1,040.00
€12,480.00

 

Family Income Supplement (FIS)
Family Size Current Income Limit 2014 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:15/10/2013