Household Benefits Package, Fuel Allowance and Free Travel

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  • There are no changes to the Free Travel, Free TV Licence, Electricity Allowance/Gas Allowance and Fuel Allowance. Their values are being maintained.
  • The annual payment to RTÉ for the Free TV Licence will reduce by €5 million to €54.17 million. This will not affect recipients who will continue to get a free licence. (2014)
  • The Telephone Allowance will be discontinued for existing and new recipients. The value of the allowance is €9.50 per month per household. (January 2014)
Last modified:15/10/2013