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Illness, Disability and Caring

Illness Benefit

Illness Benefit from 4 January 2010
  Rate Per Week
Personal Rate
�196.00

 

Illness Benefit Increases from 4 January 2010
Increases: Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult
�130.10 ( see Note 1)
Each Qualified Child Full Rate
�29.80 ( see Note 2)
Each Qualified Child Half Rate
�14.90 ( see Note 2)

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 �29.80 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 Earning Bands from 4 January 2010

Illness Benefit rates are graduated according to earnings in the relevant tax year. The earnings bands from 4 January 2010 are as follows:

Illness Benefit-Earnings Bands from 4 January 2010
Average Weekly Earnings Personal Rate Increase for Qualified Adult
Less than �150.00
�88.10
�84.30
�150.00 and less than �220.00
�126.60
�84.30
�220 and less than �300
�153.60
�84.30
�300 or more
�196.00
�130.10

Invalidity Pension

Invalidity Pension from 7 January 2010
Personal Rate Rate Per Week
Under Age 65
�201.50
Age 65
�230.30

 

Invalidity Pension Increases from 7 January 2010
Increases: Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult (Under Age 66)
�143.80 ( see note 3)
Increase for Qualified Adult (Age 66 or Over)
�206.30 ( see note 3)
Each Qualified Child (Full Rate)
�29.80 ( see note 4)
Each Qualified Child (Half Rate)
�14.90 ( 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 �29.80 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 6 January 2010
Weekly means as assessed by us: Personal rate
Up to �2.50
�196.00
Over �2.50 and up to �5.00
�193.50
Over �5.00 and up to �7.50
�191.00
Over �7.50 and up to �10.00
�188.50
Over �10.00 and up to �12.50
�186.00
Over �12.50 and up to �15.00
�183.50
Over �15.00 and up to �17.50
�181.00
Over �17.50 and up to �20.00
�178.50
Over �20.00 and up to �22.50
�176.00
Over �22.50 and up to �25.00
�173.50
Over �25.00 and up to �27.50
�171.00
Over �27.50 and up to �30.00
�168.50
Over �30.00 and up to �32.50
�166.00
Over �32.50 and up to �35.00
�163.50
Over �35.00 and up to �37.50
�161.00
Over �37.50 and up to �40.00
�158.50
Over �40.00 and up to �42.50
�156.00
Over �42.50 and up to �45.00
�153.50
Over �45.00 and up to �47.50
�151.00
Over �47.50 and up to �50.00
�148.50
Over �50.00 and up to �52.50
�146.00
Over �52.50 and up to �55.00
�143.50
Over �55.00 and up to �57.50
�141.00
Over �57.50 and up to �60.00
�138.50
Over �60.00 and up to �62.50
�136.00
Over �62.50 and up to �65.00
�133.50
Over �65.00 and up to �67.50
�131.00
Over �67.50 and up to �70.00
�128.50
Over �70.00 and up to �72.50
�126.00
Over �72.50 and up to �75.00
�123.50
Over �75.00 and up to �77.50
�121.00
Over �77.50 and up to �80.00
�118.50
Over �80.00 and up to �82.50
�116.00
Over �82.50 and up to �85.00
�113.50
Over �85.00 and up to �87.50
�111.00
Over �87.50 and up to �90.00
�108.50
Over �90.00 and up to �92.50
�106.00
Over �92.50 and up to �95.00
�103.50
Over �95.00 and up to �97.50
�101.00
Over �97.50 and up to �100.00
�98.50
Over �100.00 and up to �102.50
�96.00
Over �102.50 and up to �105.00
�93.50
Over �105.00 and up to �107.50
�91.00
Over �107.50 and up to �110.00
�88.50
Over �110.00 and up to �112.50
�86.00
Over �112.50 and up to �115.00
�83.50
Over �115.00 and up to �117.50
�81.00
Over �117.50 and up to �120.00
�78.50
Over �120.00 and up to �122.50
�76.00
Over �122.50 and up to �125.00
�73.50
Over �125.00 and up to �127.50
�71.00
Over �127.50 and up to �130.00
�68.50
Over �130.00 and up to �132.50
�66.00
Over �132.50 and up to �135.00
�63.50
Over �135.00 and up to �137.50
�61.00
Over �137.50 and up to �140.00
�58.50
Over �140.00 and up to �142.50
�56.00
Over �142.50 and up to �145.00
�53.50
Over �145.00 and up to �147.50
�51.00
Over �147.50 and up to �150.00
�48.50
Over �150.00 and up to �152.50
�46.00
Over �152.50 and up to �155.00
�43.50
Over �155.00 and up to �157.50
�41.00
Over �157.50 and up to �160.00
�38.50
Over �160.00 and up to �162.50
�36.00
Over �162.50 and up to �165.00
�33.50
Over �165.00 and up to �167.50
�31.00
Over �167.50 and up to �170.00
�28.50
Over �170.00 and up to �172.50
�26.00
Over �172.50 and up to �175.00
�23.50
Over �175.00 and up to �177.50
�21.00
Over �177.50 and up to �180.00
�18.50
Over �180.00 and up to �182.50
�16.00
Over �182.50 and up to �185.00
�13.50
Over �185.00 and up to �187.50
�11.00
Over �187.50 and up to �190.00
�8.50
Over �190.00 and up to �192.50
�6.00
Over �192.50 and up to �195.00
�3.50
Over �195.00
Nil

 

Disability Allowance Increases
Increases: Rate per week
Increase for a Qualified Adult
�130.10 ( see note 5)
Each qualified child (Full Rate)
�29.80 ( see note 6)
Each qualified child (Half Rate)
�14.90 ( 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 �29.80 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 8 January 2010
Weekly means as assessed by us: Personal rate per week Increase per week for spouse/partner ages under 66
Up to �7.60
�196.00
�130.10
Over �7.60 and up to �10.10
�193.50
�128.40
Over �10.10 and up to �12.60
�191.00
�126.80
Over �12.60 and up to �15.10
�188.50
�125.10
Over �15.10 and up to �17.60
�186.00
�123.50
Over �17.60 and up to �20.10
�183.50
�121.80
Over �20.10 and up to �22.60
�181.00
�120.10
Over �22.60 and up to �25.10
�178.50
�118.50
Over �25.10 and up to �27.60
�176.00
�116.80
Over �27.60 and up to �30.10
�173.50
�115.20
Over �30.10 and up to �32.60
�171.00
�113.50
Over �32.60 and up to �35.10
�168.50
�111.80
Over �35.10 and up to �37.60
�166.00
�110.20
Over �37.60 and up to �40.10
�163.50
�108.50
Over �40.10 and up to �42.60
�161.00
�106.90
Over �42.60 and up to �45.10
�158.50
�105.20
Over �45.10 and up to �47.60
�156.00
�103.50
Over �47.60 and up to �50.10
�153.50
�101.90
Over �50.10 and up to �52.60
�151.00
�100.20
Over �52.60 and up to �55.10
�148.50
�98.60
Over �55.10 and up to �57.60
�146.00
�96.90
Over �57.60 and up to �60.10
�143.50
�95.30
Over �60.10 and up to �62.60
�141.00
�93.60
Over �62.60 and up to �65.10
�138.50
�91.90
Over �65.10 and up to �67.60
�136.00
�90.30
Over �67.60 and up to �70.10
�133.50
�88.60
Over �70.10 and up to �72.60
�131.00
�87.00
Over �72.60 and up to �75.10
�128.50
�85.30
Over �75.10 and up to �77.60
�126.00
�83.60
Over �77.60 and up to �80.10
�123.50
�82.00
Over �80.10 and up to �82.60
�121.00
�80.30
Over �82.60 and up to �85.10
�118.50
�78.70
Over �85.10 and up to �87.60
�116.00
�77.00
Over �87.60 and up to �90.10
�113.50
�75.30
Over �90.10 and up to �92.60
�111.00
�73.70
Over �92.60 and up to �95.10
�108.50
�72.00
Over �95.10 and up to �97.60
�106.00
�70.40
Over �97.60 and up to �100.10
�103.50
�68.70
Over �100.10 and up to �102.60
�101.00
�67.00
Over �102.60 and up to �105.10
�98.50
�65.40
Over �105.10 and up to �107.60
�96.00
�63.70
Over �107.60 and up to �110.10
�93.50
�62.10
Over �110.10 and up to �112.60
�91.00
�60.40
Over �112.60 and up to �115.10
�88.50
�58.70
Over �115.10 and up to �117.60
�86.00
�57.10
Over �117.60 and up to �120.10
�83.50
�55.40
Over �120.10 and up to �122.60
�81.00
�53.80
Over �122.60 and up to �125.10
�78.50
�52.10
Over �125.10 and up to �127.60
�76.00
�50.40
Over �127.60 and up to �130.10
�73.50
�48.80
Over �130.10 and up to �132.60
�71.00
�47.10
Over �132.60 and up to �135.10
�68.50
�45.50
Over �135.10 and up to �137.60
�66.00
�43.80
Over �137.60 and up to �140.10
�63.50
�42.10
Over �140.10 and up to �142.60
�61.00
�40.50
Over �142.60 and up to �145.10
�58.50
�38.80
Over �145.10 and up to �147.60
�56.00
�37.20
Over �147.60 and up to �150.10
�53.50
�35.50
Over �150.10 and up to �152.60
�51.00
�33.90
Over �152.60 and up to �155.10
�48.50
�32.20
Over �155.10 and up to �157.60
�46.00
�30.50
Over �157.60 and up to �160.10
�43.50
�28.90
Over �160.10 and up to �162.60
�41.00
�27.20
Over �162.60 and up to �165.10
�38.50
�25.60
Over �165.10 and up to �167.60
�36.00
�23.90
Over �167.60 and up to �170.10
�33.50
�22.20
Over �170.10 and up to �172.60
�31.00
�20.60
Over �172.60 and up to �175.10
�28.50
�18.90
Over �175.10 and up to �177.60
�26.00
�17.30
Over �177.60 and up to �180.10
�23.50
�15.60
Over �180.10 and up to �182.60
�21.00
�13.90
Over �182.60 and up to �185.10
�18.50
�12.30
Over �185.10 and up to �187.60
�16.00
�10.60
Over �187.60 and up to �190.10
�13.50
�9.00
Over �190.10 and up to �192.60
�11.00
�7.30
Over �192.60 and up to �195.10
�8.50
�5.60
Over �195.10 and up to �197.60
�6.00
�4.00
Over �197.60 and up to �200.10
�3.50
�2.30
Over �200.10
Nil
Nil

 

Blind Pension Increases
Increases: Rate per week
Each qualified child (Full Rate)
�29.80 ( see note 7)
Each qualified child (Half Rate)
�14.90 ( 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 �29.80 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 2010. Please note that applications for the 2009 scheme (rate �1,700) can be made up to 31 December 2010 and applications for the 2008 scheme (rate �1,700) can be made up to 31 December 2009.

Carer's Benefit

Carer's Benefit from 7 January 2010
Where the carer is caring for: One person-rate per week More than one person-rate per week
Personal Rate
�213.00
�319.50

 

Carer's Benefit Increases from 7 January 2010
Increases One person-rate per week More than one person-rate per week
Each qualified Child (Full-Rate)
�29.80
�29.80
Each qualified Child (Half-Rate)
�14.90
�14.90

 

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 may vary among different service providers.

Carer's Allowance

Carer's Allowance from 7 January 2010
  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
�212.00
�318.00
Over �7.60 and up to �10.10
�209.50
�315.50
Over �10.10 and up to �12.60
�207.00
�313.00
Over �12.60 and up to �15.10
�204.50
�310.50
Over �15.10 and up to �17.60
�202.00
�308.00
Over �17.60 and up to �20.10
�199.50
�305.50
Over �20.10 and up to �22.60
�197.00
�303.00
Over �22.60 and up to �25.10
�194.50
�300.50
Over �25.10 and up to �27.60
�192.00
�298.00
Over �27.60 and up to �30.10
�189.50
�295.50
Over �30.10 and up to �32.60
�187.00
�293.00
Over �32.60 and up to �35.10
�184.50
�290.50
Over �35.10 and up to �37.60
�182.00
�288.00
Over �37.60 and up to �40.10
�179.50
�285.50
Over �40.10 and up to �42.60
�177.00
�283.00
Over �42.60 and up to �45.10
�174.50
�280.50
Over �45.10 and up to �47.60
�172.00
�278.00
Over �47.60 and up to �50.10
�169.50
�275.50
Over �50.10 and up to �52.60
�167.00
�273.00
Over �52.60 and up to �55.10
�164.50
�270.50
Over �55.10 and up to �57.60
�162.00
�268.00
Over �57.60 and up to �60.10
�159.50
�265.50
Over �60.10 and up to �62.60
�157.00
�263.00
Over �62.60 and up to �65.10
�154.50
�260.50
Over �65.10 and up to �67.60
�152.00
�258.00
Over �67.60 and up to �70.10
�149.50
�255.50
Over �70.10 and up to �72.60
�147.00
�253.00
Over �72.60 and up to �75.10
�144.50
�250.50
Over �75.10 and up to �77.60
�142.00
�248.00
Over �77.60 and up to �80.10
�139.50
�245.50
Over �80.10 and up to �82.60
�137.00
�243.00
Over �82.60 and up to �85.10
�134.50
�240.50
Over �85.10 and up to �87.60
�132.00
�238.00
Over �87.60 and up to �90.10
�129.50
�235.50
Over �90.10 and up to �92.60
�127.00
�233.00
Over �92.60 and up to �95.10
�124.50
�230.50
Over �95.10 and up to �97.60
�122.00
�228.00
Over �97.60 and up to �100.10
�119.50
�225.50
Over �100.10 and up to �102.60
�117.00
�223.00
Over �102.60 and up to �105.10
�114.50
�220.50
Over �105.10 and up to �107.60
�112.00
�218.00
Over �107.60 and up to �110.10
�109.50
�215.50
Over �110.10 and up to �112.60
�107.00
�213.00
Over �112.60 and up to �115.10
�104.50
�210.50
Over �115.10 and up to �117.60
�102.00
�208.00
Over �117.60 and up to �120.10
�99.50
�205.50
Over �120.10 and up to �122.60
�97.00
�203.00
Over �122.60 and up to �125.10
�94.50
�200.50
Over �125.10 and up to �127.60
�92.00
�198.00
Over �127.60 and up to �130.10
�89.50
�195.50
Over �130.10 and up to �132.60
�87.00
�193.00
Over �132.60 and up to �135.10
�84.50
�190.50
Over �135.10 and up to �137.60
�82.00
�188.00
Over �137.60 and up to �140.10
�79.50
�185.50
Over �140.10 and up to �142.60
�77.00
�183.00
Over �142.60 and up to �145.10
�74.50
�180.50
Over �145.10 and up to �147.60
�72.00
�178.00
Over �147.60 and up to �150.10
�69.50
�175.50
Over �150.10 and up to �152.60
�67.00
�173.00
Over �152.60 and up to �155.10
�64.50
�170.50
Over �155.10 and up to �157.60
�62.00
�168.00
Over �157.60 and up to �160.10
�59.50
�165.50
Over �160.10 and up to �162.60
�57.00
�163.00
Over �162.60 and up to �165.10
�54.50
�160.50
Over �165.10 and up to �167.60
�52.00
�158.00
Over �167.60 and up to �170.10
�49.50
�155.50
Over �170.10 and up to �172.60
�47.00
�153.00
Over �172.60 and up to �175.10
�44.50
�150.50
Over �175.10 and up to �177.60
�42.00
�148.00
Over �177.60 and up to �180.10
�39.50
�145.50
Over �180.10 and up to �182.60
�37.00
�143.00
Over �182.60 and up to �185.10
�34.50
�140.50
Over �185.10 and up to �187.60
�32.00
�138.00
Over �187.60 and up to �190.10
�29.50
�135.50
Over �190.10 and up to �192.60
�27.00
�133.00
Over �192.60 and up to �195.10
�24.50
�130.50
Over �195.10 and up to �197.60
�22.00
�128.00
Over �197.60 and up to �200.10
�19.50
�125.50
Over �200.10 and up to �202.60
�17.00
�123.00
Over �202.60 and up to �205.10
�14.50
�120.50
Over �205.10 and up to �207.60
�12.00
�118.00
Over �207.60 and up to �210.10
�9.50
�115.50
Over �210.10 and up to �212.60
�7.00
�113.00
Over �212.60 and up to �215.10
�4.50
�110.50
Over �215.10
Nil
�108.00

You can have means of up to �322.60 per week and still qualify for a reduced rate of Carer's Allowance if you are aged 66 or under and caring for 2 or more people.

Carer's Allowance Increases from 7 January 2010
Increases: Rate per week
Each Qualified Child Full Rate
�29.80 ( see Note 9)
Each Qualified Child Half Rate
�14.90 ( 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.

Domiciliary Care Allowance

Domiciliary Care Allowance from January 2010
  Rate Per Month
Personal Rate
�309.50 ( See Note 11)

Domiciliary Care Allowance is a monthly payment for a severely disabled child who is under age 16 and needs full-time care and attention far beyond what is normally required by a child of the same age. It is paid to the person with whom the child is living and is providing for the care of the child.

Note 11: If the child is in your care between 5-7 days per week, (if the child is in your care for between 2-4 days per week the allowance is paid at 50% of the full rate).

Carer's Allowance from 7 January 2010
  Where the carer is aged 66 or over 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
�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
�141.50
�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

You can have means of up to �362.60 per week and still qualify for a reduced rate of Carer's Allowance if you are aged 66 or more and caring for 2 or more people.

Carer's Allowance Increases from 7 January 2010
Increases: Rate per week
For Carer's Age 80 or Over
�10.00
Each Qualified Child (Full Rate)
�29.80 ( see note 12)
Each Qualified Child (Half Rate)
�14.90 ( see note 13)
Increase for people age 66 or over living on certain offshore island
�12.70

Note 12: You can get this, if you are single, widowed or separated.

Note 13: You can get this, if you are living with your spouse or partner.

ATTENTION CARERS !!!

Are you providing home care for someone in need of full time assistance and getting a social welfare payment?

If so, you may be entitled to a half rate payment of Carer's Allowance.

Since 27 September 2007, if you are getting certain payment(s) from this Department and you satisfy the conditions for Carer's Allowance, you may get half the rate of Carer's Allowance along with your existing payments. It may also be possible for you to receive half rate Carer's Allowance in addition to someone receiving an increase for you as a qualified adult on their own payment. The qualifying conditions for receipt of the half rate Carer's Allowance payment are exactly the same as Carer's Allowance.

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 may vary among different service providers.

Injury Benefit

Injury Benefit from 4 January 2010
  Rate Per Week
Personal Rate
�196.00

 

Injury Benefit Increases from 4 January 2010
Increases: Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult
�130.10 ( see Note 14)
Each Qualified Child Full Rate
�29.80 ( see Note 15)
Each Qualified Child Half Rate
�14.90 ( see Note 15)

Note 14: 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 15: You can get an increase of �29.80 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 earnings of �400 or less per week.

Disablement Benefit

Disablement Benefit from 8 January 2010
Over 90% disablement Rate Per Week
Maximum personal pension
�227.0 per week

 

Disablement Benefit from 8 January 2010
20% to 90% disablement Reduced Pension
90%
�204.30
80%
�181.60
70%
�158.90
60%
�136.20
50%
�113.50
40%
�90.80
30%
�68.10
20%
�45.40

 

Disablement Benefit from 8 January 2010
Up to 19% disablement Reduced pension
You may get a lump sum, up to a maximum of
�15,880

Constant Attendance Allowance

Constant Attendance Allowance from 8 January 2010
Rate per Week
�213.00

Incapacity Supplement

Incapacity Supplement from 8 January 2010
  Rate Per Week
Personal Rate
�196.00

 

Incapacity Supplement from 8 January 2010
Increases: Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult
�130.10 ( see Note 16)
Each Qualified Child Full Rate
�29.80 ( see Note 17)
Each Qualified Child Half Rate
�14.90 ( see Note 17)
Living Alone Increase
�7.70
Increase for people under age 66, living on certain offshore islands
�12.70

Note 16: 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 17: You can get an increase of �29.80 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.

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 8 January 2010
  Rate Per Week
Pension for a widow or widower regardless of age  
aged under 66
�226.50
aged 66 or over
�234.70

 

Death Benefit Increases from 8 January 2010
Increases: Rate per week
Each Qualified Child
�29.80
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
�172.80
Funeral Grant
�850.00
Last modified:21/12/2010
 

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