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Illness, Disability and Caring

Illness Benefit

Illness Benefit from 29th December 2008

Personal rate per week �204.30

Illness Benefit Increases from 29 December 2008
Increases: Rate per week �

-Increase for Qualified Adult

135.60 ( see Note 1)

-Each Qualified Child Full Rate

-Each Qualified Child Half Rate

Note 1: You may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of 100.00 and up to 310.00 gross per week ( see appendix).

Note 2: You can get an increase of 26.00 for each qualified child if you qualify for an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase, if your spouse or partner has income of 400 or less per week

Illness Benefit Earing Bands from 5 January 2009

Illness Benefit rates are graduated according to earnings in the relevant tax year. The earnings bands from 5 January 2009 are as follows:

Illness Benefit-Earnings Bands from 5 January 2009

Average Weekly Earnings

Personal Rate �

Increase for Qualified Adult �

-Less than 150.00

91.80

87.90

-150.00 and less than 220.00

132.00

87.90

-220 and less than 300

160.10

87.90

-300 or more

204.30

135.60

Invalidity Pension

Invalidity Pension from 1 January 2009
Personal Rate Rate Per Week �
-Under Age 65

209.80

-Age 65

230.30

Invalidity Pension Increases from 1 January 2008
Increases: Rate per week �

-Increase for Qualified Adult (Under Age 66)

149.70 (see note 3)

--Increase for Qualified Adult (Age 66 or Over)

206.30 (see note 3)

-Each Qualified Child (Half Rate)

26.00 ( see note 4)

-Each Qualified Child (Full Rate)

13.00 ( see note 4)

Note 3: You may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of 100.00 and up to 310.00 gross per week ( see appendix).

Note 4: You can get an increase of 26.00 for each qualified child if you get a payment for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Invalidity Benefit Extra Benefits
Rate Per Week �
-Living Alone Increase

7.70

-Increase for people living on certain offshore islands

12.70

Disability Allowance

Disability Allowance from 31 December 2008
Weekly means as assessed by us: Personal rate � 
Up to 2.50
204.30
Over 2.50 and up to 5.00
201.80
Over 5.00 and up to 7.50
199.30
Over 7.50 and up to 10.00
196.80
Over 10.00 and up to 12.50
194.30
Over 12.50 and up to 15.00
191.8
Over 15.00 and up to 17.50
189.30
Over 17.50 and up to 20.00
186.80
Over 20.00 and up to 22.50
184.30
Over 22.50 and up to 25.00
181.80
Over 25.00 and up to 27.50
179.30
Over 27.50 and up to 30.00
176.80
Over 30.00 and up to 32.50
174.30
Over 32.50 and up to 35.00
171.80
Over 35.00 and up to 37.50
169.30
Over 37.50 and up to 40.00
166.80
Over 40.00 and up to 42.50
164.30
Over 42.50 and up to 45.00
161.80
Over 45.00 and up to 47.50
159.30
Over 47.50 and up to 50.00
156.80
Over 50.00 and up to 52.50
154.30
Over 52.50 and up to 55.00
151.80
Over 55.00 and up to 57.50
149.30
Over 57.50 and up to 60.00
146.80
Over 60.00 and up to 62.50
144.30
Over 62.50 and up to 65.00
141.80
Over 65.00 and up to 67.50
139.30
Over 67.50 and up to 70.00
136.80
Over 70.00 and up to 72.50
134.30
Over 72.50 and up to 75.00
131.80
Over 75.00 and up to 77.50
129.30
Over 77.50 and up to 80.00
126.80
Over 80.00 and up to 82.50
124.30
Over 82.50 and up to 85.00
121.80
Over 85.00 and up to 87.50
119.30
Over 87.50 and up to 90.00
116.80
Over 90.00 and up to 92.50
114.30
Over 92.50 and up to 95.00
111.80
Over 95.00 and up to 97.50
109.30
Over 97.50 and up to 100.00
106.80
Over 100.00 and up to 102.50
104.30
Over 102.50 and up to 105.00
101.80
Over 105.00 and up to 107.50
99.30
Over 107.50 and up to 110.00
96.80
Over 110.00 and up to 112.50
94.30
Over 112.50 and up to 115.00
91.80
Over 115.00 and up to 117.50
89.30
Over 117.50 and up to 120.00
86.80
Over 120.00 and up to 122.50
84.30
Over 122.50 and up to 125.00
81.80
Over 125.00 and up to 127.50
79.30
Over 127.50 and up to 130.00
76.80
Over 130.00 and up to 132.50
74.30
Over 132.50 and up to 135.00
71.80
Over 135.00 and up to 137.50
69.30
Over 137.50 and up to 140.00
66.80
Over 140.00 and up to 142.50
64.30
Over 142.50 and up to 145.00
61.80
Over 145.00 and up to 147.50
59.30
Over 147.50 and up to 150.00
56.80
Over 150.00 and up to 152.50
54.30
Over 152.50 and up to 155.00
51.80
Over 155.00 and up to 157.50
49.30
Over 157.50 and up to 160.00
46.80
Over 160.00 and up to 162.50
44.30
Over 162.50 and up to 165.00
41.80
Over 165.00 and up to 167.50
39.30
Over 167.50 and up to 170.00
36.80
Over 170.00 and up to 172.50
34.30
Over 172.50 and up to 175.00
31.80
Over 175.00 and up to 177.50
29.30
Over 177.50 and up to 180.00
26.80
Over 180.00 and up to 182.50
24.30
Over 182.50 and up to 185.00
21.80
Over 185.00 and up to 187.50
19.30
Over 187.50 and up to 190.00
16.80
Over 190.00 and up to 192.50
14.30
Over 192.50 and up to 195.00
11.80
Over 195.00 and up to 197.50
9.30
Over 197.50 and up to 200.00
6.80
Over 200.00 and up to 202.50
4.30
Over 202.50
Nill

Disability Allowance Increases
Increases: Rate per week �

-Increase for a Qualified Adult

135.60 ( see note 5)

-Each qualified child (Full Rate)

26.00 ( see note 6)

-Each qualified child (Half Rate)

13.00 ( see note 6)

-Living Alone Increase

7.70

-Increase for people living on certain offshore islands

12.70

Note 5: If you were in receipt of Disability Allowance prior to 26 September 2007, you may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of 100.00 and up to 310.00 gross per week, ( see Appendix).

Note 6: You can get an increase of 26.00 for each qualified child if you get an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Blind Pension

Blind Pension from 2 January 2009
Weekly means as assessed by us: Personal rate per week � Increase per week for spouse/partner ages under 66 �
Up to 7.60
204.30
135.60
Over 7.60 and up to 10.10
201.80
133.90
Over 10.10 and up to 12.60
199.30
132.30
Over 12.60 and up to 15.10
196.80
130.60
Over 15.10 and up to 17.60
194.30
129.00
Over 17.60 and up to 20.10
191.80
127.30
Over 20.10 and up to 22.60
189.30
125.60
Over 22.60 and up to 25.10
186.80
124.00
Over 25.10 and up to 27.60
184.30
122.30
Over 27.60 and up to 30.10
181.80
120.70
Over 30.10 and up to 32.60
179.30
119.00
Over 32.60 and up to 35.10
176.80
117.30
Over 35.10 and up to 37.60
174.30
115.70
Over 37.60 and up to 40.10
171.80
114.00
Over 40.10 and up to 42.60
169.30
112.40
Over 42.60 and up to 45.10
166.80
110.70
Over 45.10 and up to 47.60
164.30
109.10
Over 47.60 and up to 50.10
161.80
107.40
Over 50.10 and up to 52.60
159.30
105.70
Over 52.60 and up to 55.10
156.80
104.10
Over 55.10 and up to 57.60
154.30
102.40
Over 57.60 and up to 60.10
151.80
100.80
Over 60.10 and up to 62.60
149.30
99.10
Over 62.60 and up to 65.10
146.80
97.40
Over 65.10 and up to 67.60
144.30
95.80
Over 67.60 and up to 70.10
141.80
94.10
Over 70.10 and up to 72.60
139.30
92.50
Over 72.60 and up to 75.10
136.80
90.80
Over 75.10 and up to 77.60
134.30
89.10
Over 77.60 and up to 80.10
131.80
87.50
Over 80.10 and up to 82.60
129.30
85.80
Over 82.60 and up to 85.10
126.80
84.20
Over 85.10 and up to 87.60
124.30
82.50
Over 87.60 and up to 90.10
121.80
80.80
Over 90.10 and up to 92.60
119.30
79.20
Over 92.60 and up to 95.10
116.80
77.50
Over 95.10 and up to 97.60
114.30
75.90
Over 97.60 and up to 100.10
111.80
74.20
Over 100.10 and up to 102.60
109.30
72.50
Over 102.60 and up to 105.10
106.80
70.90
Over 105.10 and up to 107.60
104.00
69.20
Over 107.60 and up to 110.10
101.80
67.60
Over 110.10 and up to 112.60
99.30
65.90
Over 112.60 and up to 115.10
96.80
64.20
Over 115.10 and up to 117.60
94.30
62.60
Over 117.60 and up to 120.10
91.80
60.90
Over 120.10 and up to 122.60
89.30
59.30
Over 122.60 and up to 125.10
86.80
57.60
Over 125.10 and up to 127.60
84.30
56.00
Over 127.60 and up to 130.10
81.80
54.30
Over 130.10 and up to 132.60
79.30
52.60
Over 132.60 and up to 135.10
76.80
51.00
Over 135.10 and up to 137.60
74.30
49.30
Over 137.60 and up to 140.10
71.80
47.70
Over 140.10 and up to 142.60
69.30
46.00
Over 142.60 and up to 145.10
66.80
44.30
Over 145.10 and up to 147.60
64.30
42.70
Over 147.60 and up to 150.10
61.80
41.00
Over 150.10 and up to 152.60
59.30
39.40
Over 152.60 and up to 155.10
56.80
37.70
Over 155.10 and up to 157.60
54.30
36.00
Over 157.60 and up to 160.10
51.80
34.40
Over 160.10 and up to 162.60
49.30
32.70
Over 162.60 and up to 165.10
46.80
31.10
Over 165.10 and up to 167.60
44.30
29.40
Over 167.60 and up to 170.10
41.80
27.70
Over 170.10 and up to 172.60
39.30
26.10
Over 172.60 and up to 175.10
36.80
24.40
Over 175.10 and up to 177.60
34.30
22.80
Over 177.60 and up to 180.10
31.80
21.10
Over 180.10 and up to 182.60
29.30
19.40
Over 182.60 and up to 185.10
26.80
17.80
Over 185.10 and up to 187.60
24.30
16.10
Over 187.60 and up to 190.10
21.80
14.50
Over 190.10 and up to 192.60
19.30
12.80
Over 192.60 and up to 195.10
16.80
11.20
Over 195.10 and up to 197.60
14.30
9.50
Over 197.60 and up to 200.10
11.80
7.80
Over 200.10 and up to 202.60
9.30
6.20
Over 202.60 and up to 205.10
6.80
4.50
Over 205.10 and up to 207.60
4.30
2.90
Over 207.60
Nil
Nil

Blind Pension Increases
Increases: Rate per week

-Each qualified child (Full Rate)

26.00 ( see note 7)

-Each qualified child (Half Rate)

13.00 ( see note 7)

-Living Alone Increase

7.70

-Increase for people living on certain offshore islands

12.70

Note 7: You can get an increase of 26.00 for each qualified child if you get an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Respite Care Grant

Respite Care Grant
Annual rate for each person you are caring for 1,700 ( see note 8)

Note 8: This is payable from the first Thursday in June 2009. Please note that applications for the 2008 scheme (rate 1,700) can be made up to 31 December 2009 and applications for the 2007 scheme (rate 1,500) can be made up to 31 December 2008.

Carer's Benefit

Carer's Benefit from 1 January 2009

Where the carer is caring for:

One person-rate per week

More than one person-rate per week

Personal Rate

221.20

331.80

Carer's Benefit Increases from 1 January 2009

Where the carer is caring for:

One person-rate per week

More than one person-rate per week

Each qualified Child (Full-Rate)

26.00

26.00

Each qualified Child (Half-Rate)

13.00

13.00


ATTENTION CARERS !!!

Do you need to take time off work to look after someone who needs full time care?

If so, you may be entitled to Carers Benefit, which is not means tested.

See Carers Benefit rates information

FOR MORE INFORMATION....

  • Log on to 'www.welfare.ie'
  • LoCall Information Line at 1890 66 22 44 (from the Republic of Ireland only).
  • Drop in to your local Social Welfare Office or Citizens Information Centre.

Note: The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers mayvary among different service providers.

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance from 1 January 2009
When the person caring is under 66 and caring for
Weekly means, as assessed by us
One person (Rate per week) � 
More than one person (Rate per week) �
Up to 7.60
220.50
330.75
Over 7.60 and up to 10.10
218.00
328.25
Over 10.10 and up to 12.60
215.50
325.75
Over 12.60 and up to 15.10
213.00
323.25
Over 15.10 and up to 17.60
210.50
320.75
Over 17.60 and up to 20.10
208.00
318.25
Over 20.10 and up to 22.60
205.50
315.75
Over 22.60 and up to 25.10
203.00
313.25
Over 25.10 and up to 27.60
200.50
310.75
Over 27.60 and up to 30.10
198.00
308.25
Over 30.10 and up to 32.60
195.50
305.75
Over 32.60 and up to 35.10
193.00
303.25
Over 35.10 and up to 37.60
190.50
300.75
Over 37.60 and up to 40.10
188.00
298.25
Over 40.10 and up to 42.60
185.50
295.75
Over 42.60 and up to 45.10
183.00
293.25
Over 45.10 and up to 47.60
180.50
290.75
Over 47.60 and up to 50.10
178.00
288.25
Over 50.10 and up to 52.60
175.50
285.75
Over 52.60 and up to 55.10
173.00
283.25
Over 55.10 and up to 57.60
170.50
280.75
Over 57.60 and up to 60.10
168.00
278.25
Over 60.10 and up to 62.60
165.50
275.75
Over 62.60 and up to 65.10
163.00
273.25
Over 65.10 and up to 67.60
160.50
270.75
Over 67.60 and up to 70.10
158.00
268.25
Over 70.10 and up to 72.60
155.50
265.75
Over 72.60 and up to 75.10
153.00
263.25
Over 75.10 and up to 77.60
150.50
260.75
Over 77.60 and up to 80.10
148.00
258.25
Over 80.10 and up to 82.60
145.50
255.75
Over 82.60 and up to 85.10
143.00
253.25
Over 85.10 and up to 87.60
140.50
250.75
Over 87.60 and up to 90.10
138.00
248.25
Over 90.10 and up to 92.60
135.50
245.75
Over 92.60 and up to 95.10
133.00
243.25
Over 95.10 and up to 97.60
130.50
240.75
Over 97.60 and up to 100.10
128.00
238.25
Over 100.10 and up to 102.60
125.50
235.75
Over 102.60 and up to 105.10
123.00
233.25
Over 105.10 and up to 107.60
120.50
230.75
Over 107.60 and up to 110.10
118.00
228.25
Over 110.10 and up to 112.60
115.50
225.75
Over 112.60 and up to 115.10
113.00
223.25
Over 115.10 and up to 117.60
110.50
220.75
Over 117.60 and up to 120.10
108.00
218.25
Over 120.10 and up to 122.60
105.50
215.75
Over 122.60 and up to 125.10
103.00
213.25
Over 125.10 and up to 127.60
100.50
210.75
Over 127.60 and up to 130.10
98.00
208.25
Over 130.10 and up to 132.60
95.50
205.75
Over 132.60 and up to 135.10
93.00
203.25
Over 135.10 and up to 137.60
90.50
200.75
Over 137.60 and up to 140.10
88.00
198.25
Over 140.10 and up to 142.60
85.50
195.75
Over 142.60 and up to 145.10
83.00
193.25
Over 145.10 and up to 147.60
80.50
190.75
Over 147.60 and up to 150.10
78.00
188.25
Over 150.10 and up to 152.60
75.50
185.75
Over 152.60 and up to 155.10
73.00
183.25
Over 155.10 and up to 157.60
70.50
180.75
Over 157.60 and up to 160.10
68.00
178.25
Over 160.10 and up to 162.60
65.50
175.75
Over 162.60 and up to 165.10
63.00
173.25
Over 165.10 and up to 167.60
60.50
170.75
Over 167.60 and up to 170.10
58.00
168.25
Over 170.10 and up to 172.60
55.50
165.75
Over 172.60 and up to 175.10
53.00
163.25
Over 175.10 and up to 177.60
50.50
160.75
Over 177.60 and up to 180.10
48.00
158.25
Over 180.10 and up to 182.60
45.50
155.75
Over 182.60 and up to 185.10
43.00
153.25
Over 185.10 and up to 187.60
40.50
150.75
Over 187.60 and up to 190.10
38.00
148.25
Over 190.10 and up to 192.60
35.50
145.75
Over 192.60 and up to 195.10
33.00
143.25
Over 100.10 and up to 102.60
125.50
235.75
Over 102.60 and up to 105.10
123.00
233.25
Over 105.10 and up to 107.60
120.50
230.75
Over 107.60 and up to 110.10
118.00
228.25
Over 110.10 and up to 112.60
115.50
225.75
Over 112.60 and up to 115.10
113.00
223.25
Over 115.10 and up to 117.60
110.50
220.75
Over 117.60 and up to 120.10
108.00
218.25
Over 120.10 and up to 122.60
105.50
215.75
Over 122.60 and up to 125.10
103.00
213.25
Over 125.10 and up to 127.60
100.50
210.75
Over 127.60 and up to 130.10
98.00
208.25
Over 130.10 and up to 132.60
95.50
205.75
Over 132.60 and up to 135.10
93.00
203.25
Over 135.10 and up to 137.60
90.50
200.75
Over 137.60 and up to 140.10
88.00
198.25
Over 140.10 and up to 142.60
85.50
195.75
Over 142.60 and up to 145.10
83.00
193.25
Over 145.10 and up to 147.60
80.50
190.75
Over 147.60 and up to 150.10
78.00
188.25
Over 150.10 and up to 152.60
75.50
185.75
Over 152.60 and up to 155.10
73.00
183.25
Over 155.10 and up to 157.60
70.50
180.75
Over 157.60 and up to 160.10
68.00
178.25
Over 160.10 and up to 162.60
65.50
175.75
Over 162.60 and up to 165.10
63.00
173.25
Over 165.10 and up to 167.60
60.50
170.75
Over 167.60 and up to 170.10
58.00
168.25
Over 170.10 and up to 172.60
55.50
165.75
Over 172.60 and up to 175.10
53.00
163.25
Over 175.10 and up to 177.60
50.50
160.75
Over 177.60 and up to 180.10
48.00
158.25
Over 180.10 and up to 182.60
45.50
155.75
Over 182.60 and up to 185.10
43.00
153.25
Over 185.10 and up to 187.60
40.50
150.75
Over 187.60 and up to 190.10
38.00
148.25
Over 190.10 and up to 192.60
35.50
145.75
Over 192.60 and up to 195.10
33.00
143.25
Over 195.10 and up to 197.60
30.50
140.75
Over 197.60 and up to 200.10
28.00
138.25
Over 200.10 and up to 202.60
25.50
135.75
Over 202.60 and up to 205.10
23.00
133.25
Over 205.10 and up to 207.60
20.50
130.75
Over 207.60 and up to 210.10
18.00
128.25
Over 210.10 and up to 212.60
15.50
125.75
Over 212.60 and up to 215.10
13.00
123.25
Over 215.10 and up to 217.60
10.50
120.75
Over 217.60 and up to 220.10
8.00
118.25
Over 220.10 and up to 222.60
5.50
115.75
Over 222.60 and up to 225.10
3.00
113.25
Over 225.10
Nil
110.75

You can have means of up to 335.10 per week and still qualify for a reduced rate of Carers Allowance if you are aged 66 or under and caring for 2 or more people.


Carer's Allowance Increases from 1 January 2009
Increases: Rate per week �

-Each Qualified Child Full Rate

26.00 (see Note 9)

-Each Qualified Child Half Rate

13.00 (see Note 10)

Note 9: You can get this, if you are single, widowed or separated.

Note 10: You can get this, if you are living with your spouse or partner.

Respite Care Grant

Respite Care Grant
Annual rate for each person you are caring for �1,700 ( see note 11)

Note 11: This is payable from the first Thursday in June 2009. Please note that applications for the 2008 scheme (rate 1,700) can be made up to 31 December 2009 and applications for the 2007 scheme (rate 1,500) can be made up to 31 December 2008.

Carer's Allowance from 1 January 2009
Weekly means as assessed by us
Where the carer is aged 66 or over and caring for
one person-Rate per week �
More than one person-Rate per week �
Up to 7.60
239.00
358.50
Over 7.60 and up to 10.10
236.50
356.00
Over 10.10 and up to 12.60
234.00
353.50
Over 12.60 and up to 15.10
231.50
351.00
Over 15.10 and up to 17.60
229.00
348.50
Over 17.60 and up to 20.10
226.50
346.00
Over 20.10 and up to 22.60
224.00
343.50
Over 22.60 and up to 25.10
221.50
341.00
Over 25.10 and up to 27.60
219.00
338.50
Over 27.60 and up to 30.10
216.50
336.00
Over 30.10 and up to 32.60
214.00
333.50
Over 32.60 and up to 35.10
211.50
331.00
Over 35.10 and up to 37.60
209.00
328.50
Over 37.60 and up to 40.10
206.50
326.00
Over 40.10 and up to 42.60
204.00
323.50
Over 42.60 and up to 45.10
201.50
321.00
Over 45.10 and up to 47.60
199.00
318.50
Over 47.60 and up to 50.10
196.50
316.00
Over 50.10 and up to 52.60
194.00
313.50
Over 52.60 and up to 55.10
191.50
311.00
Over 55.10 and up to 57.60
189.00
308.50
Over 57.60 and up to 60.10
186.50
306.00
Over 60.10 and up to 62.60
184.00
303.50
Over 62.60 and up to 65.10
181.50
301.00
Over 65.10 and up to 67.60
179.00
298.50
Over 67.60 and up to 70.10
176.50
296.00
Over 70.10 and up to 72.60
174.00
293.50
Over 72.60 and up to 75.10
171.50
291.00
Over 75.10 and up to 77.60
169.00
288.50
Over 77.60 and up to 80.10
166.50
286.00
Over 80.10 and up to 82.60
164.00
283.50
Over 82.60 and up to 85.10
161.50
281.00
Over 85.10 and up to 87.60
159.00
278.50
Over 87.60 and up to 90.10
156.50
276.00
Over 90.10 and up to 92.60
154.00
273.50
Over 92.60 and up to 95.10
151.50
271.00
Over 95.10 and up to 97.60
149.00
268.50
Over 97.60 and up to 100.10
146.50
266.00
Over 100.10 and up to 102.60
144.00
263.50
Over 102.60 and up to 105.10
141.00
261.00
Over 105.10 and up to 107.60
139.00
258.50
Over 107.60 and up to 110.10
136.50
256.00
Over 110.10 and up to 112.60
134.00
253.50
Over 112.60 and up to 115.10
131.50
251.00
Over 115.10 and up to 117.60
129.00
248.50
Over 117.60 and up to 120.10
126.50
246.00
Over 120.10 and up to 122.60
124.00
243.50
Over 122.60 and up to 125.10
121.50
241.00
Over 125.10 and up to 127.60
119.00
238.50
Over 127.60 and up to 130.10
116.50
236.00
Over 130.10 and up to 132.60
114.00
233.50
Over 132.60 and up to 135.10
111.50
231.00
Over 135.10 and up to 137.60
109.00
228.50
Over 137.60 and up to 140.10
106.50
226.00
Over 140.10 and up to 142.60
104.00
223.50
Over 142.60 and up to 145.10
101.50
221.00
Over 145.10 and up to 147.60
99.00
218.50
Over 147.60 and up to 150.10
96.50
216.00
Over 150.10 and up to 152.60
94.00
213.50
Over 152.60 and up to 155.10
91.50
211.00
Over 155.10 and up to 157.60
89.00
208.50
Over 157.60 and up to 160.10
86.50
206.00
Over 160.10 and up to 162.60
84.00
203.50
Over 162.60 and up to 165.10
81.50
201.00
Over 165.10 and up to 167.60
79.00
198.50
Over 167.60 and up to 170.10
76.50
196.00
Over 170.10 and up to 172.60
74.00
193.50
Over 172.60 and up to 175.10
71.50
191.00
Over 175.10 and up to 177.60
69.00
188.50
Over 177.60 and up to 180.10
66.50
186.00
Over 180.10 and up to 182.60
64.00
183.50
Over 182.60 and up to 185.10
61.50
181.00
Over 185.10 and up to 187.60
59.00
178.50
Over 187.60 and up to 190.10
56.50
176.00
Over 190.10 and up to 192.60
54.00
173.50
Over 192.60 and up to 195.10
51.50
171.00
Over 195.10 and up to 197.60
49.00
168.50
Over 197.60 and up to 200.10
46.50
166.00
Over 200.10 and up to 202.60
44.00
163.50
Over 202.60 and up to 205.10
41.50
161.00
Over 205.10 and up to 207.60
39.00
158.50
Over 207.60 and up to 210.10
36.50
156.00
Over 210.10 and up to 212.60
34.00
153.50
Over 212.60 and up to 215.10
31.50
151.00
Over 215.10 and up to 217.60
29.00
148.50
Over 217.60 and up to 220.10
26.50
146.00
Over 220.10 and up to 222.60
24.00
143.50
Over 222.60 and up to 225.10
21.50
141.00
Over 225.10 and up to 227.60
19.00
138.50
Over 227.60 and up to 230.10
16.50
136.00
Over 230.10 and up to 232.60
14.00
133.50
Over 232.60 and up to 235.10
11.50
131.00
Over 235.10 and up to 237.60
9.00
128.50
Over 237.60 and up to 240.10
6.50
126.00
Over 240.10 and up to 242.60
4.00
123.50
Over 242.60
Nil
121.00

Carer's Allowance Increases from 1 January 2008
Increases: Rate per week �

-For Carer's Age 80 or Over

10.00

-Each Qualified Child (Full Rate)

26.00 ( see note 11)

-Each Qualified Child (Half Rate)

13.00 ( see note 12)

-Increase for people age 66 or over living on certain offshore island

12.70

Note 11: You can get this, if you are single, widowed or separated.

Note 12: You can get this, if you are living with your spouse or partner.

ATTENTION CARERS !!!

Do you need to take time off work to look after someone who needs full time care?

If so, you may be entitled to Carers Benefit, which is not means tested.

See Carers Benefit rates information

FOR MORE INFORMATION....

  • Log on to 'www.welfare.ie'
  • LoCall Information Line at 1890 66 22 44 (from the Republic of Ireland only).
  • Drop in to your local Social Welfare Office or Citizens Information Centre.

Note: The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers mayvary among different service providers.

Injury Benefit

Injury Benefit from 29 December 2008
Rate Per Week
Personal Rate

�204.30


Injury Benefit Increases from 29 December 2008
Increases: Rate per week

-Increase for Qualified Adult

135.60 ( see Note 13)

-Each Qualified Child Full Rate

26.00 (see Note 14)

-Each Qualified Child Half Rate

13.00 (see Note 14)

Note 13: You may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of 100.00 and up to 310.00 gross per week (see Appendix).

Note 14: You can get an increase of 26.00 for each qualified child if you get a payment for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Incapacity Supplement

Incapacity Supplement from 2 January 2009
Rate Per Week
Personal Rate

�204.30


Incapacity Supplement from 2 January 2009
Increases: Rate per week �

-Increase for Qualified Adult

135.60 ( see Note 15)

-Each Qualified Child Full Rate

26.00 (see Note 16)

-Each Qualified Child Half Rate

13.00 (see Note 16)

-Increase for people under age 66, living on certain offshore islands

12.70

Note 15: You may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of 100.00 and up to 310.00 gross per week (see Appendix).

Note 16: You can get an increase of 26.00 for each qualified child if you get a payment for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Constant Attendance Allowance

Constant Attendance Allowance from 2 January 2009
Rate Per Week
Personal Rate

�221.20

Disablement Benefit

Disablement Benefit from 4 January 2009
Rate Per Week
Maximum personal pension

�35.40 per week


Disablement Benefit from 4 January 2009
20% to 90% disablement Reduced Pension �
-90%

211.90

-80%

188.30

-70%

164.80

-60%

141.20

-50%

117.70

-40%

94.20

-30%

70.60

-20%

47.10


Disablement Benefit from 4 January 2009
Up to 19% disablement Reduced pension
You may get a lump sum, up to a maximum of

�16.470

Medical Care Scheme

This scheme covers the cost of certain medical care expenses due to an occupational accident or disease. However, these costs must not have already been paid by either the Treatment Benefit Section of the Department of Social and Family Affairs or the Health Service Executive.

Death Benefits (Survivor's Benefits)

Death Benefits (Survivors Benefits) from 2 January 2009
Rate Per Week
Pension for a widow or wodower regardless of age

�34.70


Injury Benefit Increases from 29 December 2008
Increases: Rate per week  �

-Each Qualified Child

26.00

-Living Alone Increase for people age 66 or over

7.70

-Extra Increase for people age 80 or over

10.00
-Increase for people age 66 or over living on certain offshore islands 12.70
-Orphan's Payment 180.30
-Funeral Grant 850.00
Last modified:11/05/2009
 

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