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Illness Benefit

from 31 December 2007- see booklet SW119

 

Rate per week

Personal rate

�197.80

Increases:

 

Increase for a Qualified Adult

�131.30

Each qualified child

Full rate

*�24.00

Half-rate

*�12.00

Illness Benefit rates are graduated according to earnings in the relevant tax year.

Average weekly earnings

Personal rate

Increase for Qualified Adult�

- Less than �80.00

�88.90

�85.10

- �80.00 and less than �125.00

�127.80

�85.10

- �125.00 and less than �150.00

�155.00

�85.10

- �150.00 or more

�197.80

�131.30

*You can get an increase of �24.00 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.

You may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of �100.00 and �300.00 gross per week (see Appendix).

Invalidity Pension

from 3 January - see booklet SW44

 

Rate per week

Personal rate

 

- Under age 65

�203.30

- Age 65

�223.30

Increases:

 

Increase for a Qualified Adult

 

- Under age 66

�145.10

- Age 66 or over

�200.00

- Each qualified child

Full rate

* �24.00

Half-rate

* �12.00

*You can get an increase of �24.00 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.

Extra Benefit

Rate per week

- Living Alone Increase

�7.70

- Increase for people living on certain offshore islands

�12.70

You may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of �100.00 and �300.00 gross per week (see Appendix).

Disability Allowance

from 2 January 2008- see booklet SW29

Weekly means, as assessed by us:

Rate per week

Up to �2.50

�197.80

Over �2.50 and up to �5.00

�195.30

Over �5.00 and up to �7.50

�192.80

Over �7.50 and up to �10.00

�190.30

Over �10.00 and up to �12.50

�187.80

Over �12.50 and up to �15.00

�185.30

Over �15.00 and up to �17.50

�182.80

Over �17.50 and up to �20.00

�180.30

Over �20.00 and up to �22.50

�177.80

Over �22.50 and up to �25.00

�175.30

Over �25.00 and up to �27.50

�172.80

Over �27.50 and up to �30.00

�170.30

Over �30.00 and up to �32.50

�167.80

Over �32.50 and up to �35.00

�165.30

Over �35.00 and up to �37.50

�162.80

Over �37.50 and up to �40.00

�160.30

Over �40.00 and up to �42.50

�157.80

Over �42.50 and up to �45.00

�155.30

Over �45.00 and up to �47.50

�152.80

Over �47.50 and up to �50.00

�150.30

Over �50.00 and up to �52.50

�147.80

Over �52.50 and up to �55.00

�145.30

Over �55.00 and up to �57.50

�142.80

Over �57.50 and up to �60.00

�140.30

Over �60.00 and up to �62.50

�137.80

Over �62.50 and up to �65.00

�135.30

Over �65.00 and up to �67.50

�132.80

Over �67.50 and up to �70.00

�130.30

Over �70.00 and up to �72.50

�127.80

Over �72.50 and up to �75.00

�125.30

Over �75.00 and up to �77.50

�122.80

Over �77.50 and up to �80.00

�120.30

Over �80.00 and up to �82.50

�117.80

Over �82.50 and up to �85.00

�115.30

Over �85.00 and up to �87.50

�112.80

Over �87.50 and up to �90.00

�110.30

Over �90.00 and up to �92.50

�107.80

Over �92.50 and up to �95.00

�105.30

Over �95.00 and up to �97.50

�102.80

Over �97.50 and up to �100.00

�100.30

Over �100.00 and up to �102.50

�97.80

Over �102.50 and up to �105.00

�95.30

Over �105.00 and up to �107.50

�92.80

Over �107.50 and up to �110.00

�90.30

Over �110.00 and up to �112.50

�87.80

Over �112.50 and up to �115.00

�85.30

Over �115.00 and up to �117.50

�82.80

Over �117.50 and up to �120.00

�80.30

Over �120.00 and up to �122.50

�77.80

Over �122.50 and up to �125.00

�75.30

Over �125.00 and up to �127.50

�72.80

Over �127.50 and up to �130.00

�70.30

Over �130.00 and up to �132.50

�67.80

Over �132.50 and up to �135.00

�65.30

Over �135.00 and up to �137.50

�62.80

Over �137.50 and up to �140.00

�60.30

Over �140.00 and up to �142.50

�57.80

Over �142.50 and up to �145.00

�55.30

Over �145.00 and up to �147.50

�52.80

Over �147.50 and up to �150.00

�50.30

Over �150.00 and up to �152.50

�47.80

Over �152.50 and up to �155.00

�45.30

Over �155.00 and up to �157.50

�42.80

Over �157.50 and up to �160.00

�40.30

Over �160.00 and up to �162.50

�37.80

Over �162.50 and up to �165.00

�35.30

Over �165.00 and up to �167.50

�32.80

Over �167.50 and up to �170.00

�30.30

Over �170.00 and up to �172.50

�27.80

Over �172.50 and up to �175.00

�25.30

Over �175.00 and up to �177.50

�22.80

Over �177.50 and up to �180.00

�20.30

Over �180.00 and up to �182.50

�17.80

Over �182.50 and up to �185.00

�15.30

Over �185.00 and up to �187.50

�12.80

Over �187.50 and up to �190.00

�10.30

Over �190.00 and up to �192.50

�7.80

Over �192.50 and up to �195.00

�5.30

Over �195.00 and up to �197.50

�2.80

Over �197.50

Nil

Increases:

- Increase for a Qualified Adult

�131.30

- Each qualified child

Full rate

* �24.00

Half-rate

* �12.00

- Living Alone Increase

�7.70

- Increase for people living on certain offshore islands

�12.70

* You can get an increase of �24.00 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.

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 �300.00 gross per week, (see Appendix).

Blind Pension

from 4 January - see booklet SW76

Weekly means, as assessed by us:

Personal rate per week

Increase per week for qualified adult

Up to �7.60

�197.80

�131.30

Over �7.60 and up to �10.10

�195.30

�129.60

Over �10.10 and up to �12.60

�192.80

�128.00

Over �12.60 and up to �15.10

�190.30

�126.30

Over �15.10 and up to �17.60

�187.80

�124.70

Over �17.60 and up to �20.10

�185.30

�123.00

Over �20.10 and up to �22.60

�182.80

�121.30

Over �22.60 and up to �25.10

�180.30

�119.70

Over �25.10 and up to �27.60

�177.80

�118.00

Over �27.60 and up to �30.10

�175.30

�116.40

Over �30.10 and up to �32.60

�172.80

�114.70

Over �32.60 and up to �35.10

�170.30

�113.00

Over �35.10 and up to �37.60

�167.80

�111.40

Over �37.60 and up to �40.10

�165.30

�109.70

Over �40.10 and up to �42.60

�162.80

�108.10

Over �42.60 and up to �45.10

�160.30

�106.40

Over �45.10 and up to �47.60

�157.80

�104.70

Over �47.60 and up to �50.10

�155.30

�103.10

Over �50.10 and up to �52.60

�152.80

�101.40

Over �52.60 and up to �55.10

�150.30

�99.80

Over �55.10 and up to �57.60

�147.80

�98.10

Over �57.60 and up to �60.10

�145.30

�96.50

Over �60.10 and up to �62.60

�142.80

�94.80

Over �62.60 and up to �65.10

�140.30

�93.10

Over �65.10 and up to �67.60

�137.80

�91.50

Over �67.60 and up to �70.10

�135.30

�89.80

Over �70.10 and up to �72.60

�132.80

�88.20

Over �72.60 and up to �75.10

�130.30

�86.50

Over �75.10 and up to �77.60

�127.80

�84.80

Over �77.60 and up to �80.10

�125.30

�83.20

Over �80.10 and up to �82.60

�122.80

�81.50

Over �82.60 and up to �85.10

�120.30

�79.90

Over �85.10 and up to �87.60

�117.80

�78.20

Over �87.60 and up to �90.10

�115.30

�76.50

Over �90.10 and up to �92.60

�112.80

�74.90

Over �92.60 and up to �95.10

�110.30

�73.20

Over �95.10 and up to �97.60

�107.80

�71.60

Over �97.60 and up to �100.10

�105.30

�69.90

Over �100.10 and up to �102.60

�102.80

�68.20

Over �102.60 and up to �105.10

�100.30

�66.60

Over �105.10 and up to �107.60

�97.80

�64.90

Over �107.60 and up to �110.10

�95.30

�63.30

Over �110.10 and up to �112.60

�92.80

�61.60

Over �112.60 and up to �115.10

�90.30

�59.90

Over �115.10 and up to �117.60

�87.80

�58.30

Over �117.60 and up to �120.10

�85.30

�56.60

Over �120.10 and up to �122.60

�82.80

�55.00

Over �122.60 and up to �125.10

�80.30

�53.30

Over �125.10 and up to �127.60

�77.80

�51.60

Over �127.60 and up to �130.10

�75.30

�50.00

Over �130.10 and up to �132.60

�72.80

�48.30

Over �132.60 and up to �135.10

�70.30

�46.70

Over �135.10 and up to �137.60

�67.80

�45.00

Over �137.60 and up to �140.10

�65.30

�43.30

Over �140.10 and up to �142.60

�62. 80

�41.70

Over �142.60 and up to �145.10

�60.30

�40.00

Over �145.10 and up to �147.60

�57.80

�38.40

Over �147.60 and up to �150.10

�55.30

�36.70

Over �150.10 and up to �152.60

�52.80

�35.00

Over �152.60 and up to �155.10

�50.30

�33.40

Over �155.10 and up to �157.60

�47.80

�31.70

Over �157.60 and up to �160.10

�45.30

�30.10

Over �160.10 and up to �162.60

�42.80

�28.40

Over �162.60 and up to �165.10

�40.30

�26.80

Over �165.10 and up to �167.60

�37.80

�25.10

Over �167.60 and up to �170.10

�35.30

�23.40

Over �170.10 and up to �172.60

�32.80

�21.80

Over �172.60 and up to �175.10

�30.30

�20.10

Over 175.10 and up to 177.60

�27.80

�18.50

Over 177.60 and up to 180.10

�25.30

�16.80

Over �180.10 and up to 182.60

�22.80

�15.10

Over 182.60 and up to 185.10

�20.30

�13.50

Over �185 .10 and up to �187.60

�17.80

�11.80

Over �187.60 and up to �190.10

�15.30

�10.20

Over �190.10 and up to �192.60

�12.80

�8.50

Over �192.60 and up to �195.10

�10.30

�6.80

Over �195.10 and up to �197.60

�7.80

�5.20

Over �197.60 and up to �200.10

�5.30

�3.50

Over �200.10 and up to �202.60

�2.80

�1.90

Over 202.60

Nil

Nil

Increases:

Rate per week

- Each qualified child

Full rate

*�24.00

Half-rate

*�12.00

- Living Alone Increase

�7.70

- Increase for people living on certain offshore islands

�12.70

* You can get an increase of �24.00 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

- see booklet SW 113

Annual rate for each person you are caring for **�1,700

**Note: This is payable from the first Thursday in June 2008. Please note that applications for the 2007 scheme (rate �1,500) can be made up to 31 December 2008 and applications for the 2006 scheme (rate �1,200) can be made up to 31 December 2007.

Carer's Benefit

from 3 January - see booklet SW49

Where the carer is caring for:

 

one person
Rate per week

more than one person
Rate per week

Personal rate

�214.70

�322.10

Increases:

Rate per week

- Each qualified child

Full rate

�24.00

�24.00

Half-rate

�12.00

�12.00

ATTENTION CARER'S !!!

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

If so, you may be entitled to Carer�s Benefit, which is not means tested.

See the Carer's Benfit Rates above

FOR MORE INFORMATION....
Check our website, at http://www.welfare.ie./

Contact your local Social Welfare Office

Tel : Information Services at (071) 91 93313 or

Lo Call 1890 66 22 44 (from within the Republic of Ireland only)

Email: mailto:%20info@welfare.ie

Note: The rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers

Carer's Allowance

from 3 January - see booklet SW41

 

Where the carer is aged under 66 and caring for:

Weekly means, as assessed by us:

one person

more than one person

Rate per week

Rate per week

Up to �7.60

214.00

321.00

Over �7.60 and up to �10.10

211.50

318.50

Over �10.10 and up to �12.60

209.00

316.00

Over �12.60 and up to �15.10

206.50

313.50

Over �15.10 and up to �17.60

204.00

311.00

Over �17.60 and up to �20.10

201.50

308.50

Over �20.10 and up to �22.60

199.00

306.00

Over �22.60 and up to �25.10

196.50

303.50

Over �25.10 and up to �27.60

194.00

301.00

Over �27.60 and up to �30.10

191.50

298.50

Over �30.10 and up to �32.60

189.00

296.00

Over �32.60 and up to �35.10

186.50

293.50

Over �35.10 and up to �37.60

184.00

291.00

Over �37.60 and up to �40.10

181.50

288.50

Over �40.10 and up to �42.60

179.00

286.00

Over �42.60 and up to �45.10

176.50

283.50

Over �45.10 and up to �47.60

174.00

281.00

Over �47.60 and up to �50.10

171.50

278.50

Over �50.10 and up to �52.60

169.00

276.00

Over �52.60 and up to �55.10

166.50

273.50

Over �55.10 and up to �57.60

164.00

271.00

Over �57.60 and up to �60.10

161.50

268.50

Over �60.10 and up to �62.60

159.00

266.00

Over �62.60 and up to �65.10

156.50

263.50

Over �65.10 and up to �67.60

154.00

261.00

Over �67.60 and up to �70.10

151.50

258.50

Over �70.10 and up to �72.60

149.00

256.00

Over �72.60 and up to �75.10

146.50

253.50

Over �75.10 and up to �77.60

144.00

251.00

Over �77.60 and up to �80.10

141.50

248.50

Over �80.10 and up to �82.60

139.00

246.00

Over �82.60 and up to �85.10

136.50

243.50

Over �85.10 and up to �87.60

134.00

241.00

Over �87.60 and up to �90.10

131.50

238.50

Over �90.10 and up to �92.60

129.00

236.00

Over �92.60 and up to �95.10

126.50

233.50

Over �95.10 and up to �97.60

124.00

231.00

Over �97.60 and up to �100.10

121.50

228.50

Over �100.10 and up to �102.60

119.00

226.00

Over �102.60 and up to �105.10

116.50

223.50

Over �105.10 and up to �107.60

114.00

221.00

Over �107.60 and up to �110.10

111.50

218.50

Over �110.10 and up to �112.60

109.00

216.00

Over �112.60 and up to �115.10

106.50

213.50

Over �115.10 and up to �117.60

104.00

211.00

Over �117.60 and up to �120.10

101.50

208.50

Over �120.10 and up to �122.60

99.00

206.00

Over �122.60 and up to �125.10

96.50

203.50

Over �125.10 and up to �127.60

94.00

201.00

Over �127.60 and up to �130.10

91.50

198.50

Over �130.10 and up to �132.60

89.00

196.00

Over �132.60 and up to �135.10

86.50

193.50

Over �135.10 and up to �137.60

84.00

191.00

Over �137.60 and up to �140.10

81 .50

188.50

Over �140.10 and up to �142.60

79.00

186.00

Over �142.60 and up to �145.10

76.50

183.50

Over �145.10 and up to �147.60

74.00

181.00

Over �147.60 and up to �150.10

71.50

178.50

Over �150.10 and up to �152.60

69.00

176.00

Over �152.60 and up to �155.10

66.50

173.50

Over �155.10 and up to �157.60

64.00

171.00

Over �157.60 and up to �160.10

61.50

168.50

Over �160.10 and up to �162.60

59.00

166.00

Over �162.60 and up to �165.10

�56.50

�163.50

Over �165.10 and up to �167.60

�54.00

�161.00

Over �167.60 and up to �170.10

�51.50

�158.50

Over �170.10 and up to �172.60

�49.00

�156.00

Over �172.60 and up to �175.10

�46.50

�153.50

Over �175.10 and up to �177.60

�44.00

�151.00

Over �177.60 and up to �180.10

�41.50

�148.50

Over �180.10 and up to �182.60

�39.00

�146.00

Over �182.60 and up to �185.10

�36.50

�143.50

Over �185.10 and up to �187.60

�34.00

�141.00

Over �187.60 and up to �190.10

�31.50

�138.50

Over �190.10 and up to �192.60

�29.00

�136.00

Over �192.60 and up to �195.10

�26.50

�133.50

Over �195.10 and up to �197.60

�24.00

�131.00

Over �197.60 and up to �200.10

�21.50

�128.50

Over �200.10 and up to �202.60

�19.00

�126.00

Over �202.60 and up to �205.10

�16.50

�123.50

Over �205.10 and up to �207.60

�14.00

�121.00

Over �207.60 and up to �210.10

�11.50

�118.50

Over �210.10 and up to �212.60

�9.00

�116.00

Over �212.60 and up to �215.10

�6.50

�113.50

Over �215.10 and up to �217.60

�4.00

�111.00

Over �217.60 and up to �220.10

�1.50

�108.50

Over �220.10 and up to �222.60

Nil

�106.00

Increases:

Rate per week

 

- Each qualified child

Full rate

*�24.00

 

Half-rate

**�12.00

 

*You can get this, if you are single, widowed or seperated.

**You can get this, if you are living with your spouse or partner.

Respite Care Grant

- see booklet SW 113

Annual rate for each person you are caring for **�1,700

**Note: This is payable from the first Thursday in June 2008. Please note that applications for the 2007 scheme (rate �1,500) can be made up to 31 December 2008 and applications for the 2006 scheme (rate �1,200) can be made up to 31 December 2007.

Carer's Allowance

from 3 January - see booklet SW41

 

Where the carer is aged 66 or over and caring for:

Weekly means, as assessed by us:

one person

more than one person

Rate per week

Rate per week

Up to �7.60

232.00

348.00

Over �7.60 and up to �10.10

229.50

345.50

Over �10.10 and up to �12.60

227.00

343.00

Over �12.60 and up to �15.10

224.50

340.50

Over �15.10 and up to �17.60

222.00

338.00

Over �17.60 and up to �20.10

219.50

335.50

Over �20.10 and up to �22.60

217.00

333.00

Over �22.60 and up to �25.10

214.50

330.50

Over �25.10 and up to �27.60

212.00

328.00

Over �27.60 and up to �30.10

209.50

325.50

Over �30.10 and up to �32.60

207.00

323.00

Over �32.60 and up to �35.10

204.50

320.50

Over �35.10 and up to �37.60

202.00

318.00

Over �37.60 and up to �40.10

199.50

315.50

Over �40.10 and up to �42.60

197.00

313.00

Over �42.60 and up to �45.10

194.50

310.50

Over �45.10 and up to �47.60

192.00

308.00

Over �47.60 and up to �50.10

189.50

305.50

Over �50.10 and up to �52.60

187.00

303.00

Over �52.60 and up to �55.10

184.50

300.50

Over �55.10 and up to �57.60

182.00

298.00

Over �57.60 and up to �60.10

179.50

295.50

Over �60.10 and up to �62.60

177.00

293.00

Over �62.60 and up to �65.10

174.50

290.50

Over �65.10 and up to �67.60

172.00

288.00

Over �67.60 and up to �70.10

169.50

285.50

Over �70.10 and up to �72.60

167.00

283.00

Over �72.60 and up to �75.10

164.50

280.50

Over �75.10 and up to �77.60

162.00

278.00

Over �77.60 and up to �80.10

159.50

275.50

Over �80.10 and up to �82.60

157.00

273.00

Over �82.60 and up to �85.10

154.50

270.50

Over �85.10 and up to �87.60

152.00

268.00

Over �87.60 and up to �90.10

149.50

265.50

Over �90.10 and up to �92.60

147.00

263.00

Over �92.60 and up to �95.10

144.50

260.50

Over �95.10 and up to �97.60

142.00

258.00

Over �97.60 and up to �100.10

139.50

255.50

Over �100.10 and up to �102.60

137.00

253.00

Over �102.60 and up to �105.10

134.50

250.50

Over �105.10 and up to �107.60

132.00

248.00

Over �107.60 and up to �110.10

129.50

245.50

Over �110.10 and up to �112.60

127.00

243.00

Over �112.60 and up to �115.10

124.50

240.50

Over �115.10 and up to �117.60

122.00

238.00

Over �117.60 and up to �120.10

119.50

235.50

Over �120.10 and up to �122.60

117.00

233.00

Over �122.60 and up to �125.10

114.50

230.50

Over �125.10 and up to �127.60

112.00

228.00

Over �127.60 and up to �130.10

109.50

225.50

Over �130.10 and up to �132.60

107.00

223.00

Over �132.60 and up to �135.10

104.50

220.50

Over �135.10 and up to �137.60

102.00

218.00

Over �137.60 and up to �140.10

99.50

215.50

Over �140.10 and up to �142.60

97.00

213.00

Over �142.60 and up to �145.10

94.50

210.50

Over �145.10 and up to �147.60

92.00

208.00

Over �147.60 and up to �150.10

89.50

205.50

Over �150.10 and up to �152.60

87.00

203.00

Over �152.60 and up to �155.10

84.50

200.50

Over �155.10 and up to �157.60

82.00

198.00

Over �157.60 and up to �160.10

79.50

195.50

Over �160.10 and up to �162.60

77.00

193.00

Over �162.60 and up to �165.10

�74.50

�190.50

Over �165.10 and up to �167.60

�72.00

�188.00

Over �167.60 and up to �170.10

�69.50

�185.50

Over �170.10 and up to �172.60

�67.00

�183.00

Over �172.60 and up to �175.10

�64.50

�180.50

Over �175.10 and up to �177.60

�62.00

�178.00

Over �177.60 and up to �180.10

�59.50

�175.50

Over �180.10 and up to �182.60

�57.00

�173.00

Over �182.60 and up to �185.10

�54.50

�170.50

Over �185.10 and up to �187.60

�52.00

�168.00

Over �187.60 and up to �190.10

�49.50

�165.50

Over �190.10 and up to �192.60

�47.00

�163.00

Over �192.60 and up to �195.10

�44.50

�160.50

Over �195.10 and up to �197.60

�42.00

�158.00

Over �197.60 and up to �200.10

�39.50

�155.50

Over �200.10 and up to �202.60

�37.00

�153.00

Over �202.60 and up to �205.10

�34.50

�150.50

Over �205.10 and up to �207.60

�32.00

�148.00

Over �207.60 and up to �210.10

�29.50

�145.50

Over �210.10 and up to �212.60

�27.00

�143.00

Over �212.60 and up to �215.10

�24.50

�140.50

Over �215.10 and up to �217.60

�22.00

�138.00

Over �217.60 and up to �220.10

�19.50

�135.50

Over �220.10 and up to �222.60

�17.00

�133.50

Over �222.60 and up to �225.10

�14.50

�130.50

Over �225.10 and up to �227.60

�12.00

�128.00

Over �227.60 and up to �230.10

�9.50

�125.50

Over �230.10 and up to �232.60

�7.00

�123.00

Over �232.60 and up to �235.10

�4.50

�120.50

Over �235.10 and up to �237.60

�2.00

�118.00

Over �237.60 and up to �240.10

Nil

�115.50

Increases:

Rate per week

 

- For carers age 80 or over

�10.00

 

- Each qualified child

Full rate

*�24.00

 

Half-rate

**�12.00

 

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

�12.70

 

*You can get this, if you are single, widowed or seperated.

**You can get this, if you are living with your spouse or partner.

Respite Care Grant

- see booklet SW 113

Annual rate for each person you are caring for **�1,700

**Note: This is payable from the first Thursday in June 2008. Please note that applications for the 2007 scheme (rate �1,500) can be made up to 31 December 2008 and applications for the 2006 scheme (rate �1,200) can be made up to 31 December 2007.

ATTENTION CARER'S !!!

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.

From 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....
Check our website, at
http://www.welfare.ie/publications/sw41.html

Contact your local Social Welfare Office

Tel : Information Services at (071) 91 93313 or

Lo Call 1890 66 22 44 (from within the Republic of Ireland only)

Email: mailto:%20info@welfare.ie

Note: The rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers

Injury Benefit

from 31 December 2007- see booklet SW30

 

Rate per week

Personal rate

�197.80

Increases:

- Increase for a Qualified Adult

�131.30

- Each qualified child

Full rate

* �24.00

Half-rate

* �12.00

*You can get an increase of �24.00 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 earnings of �400 or less per week.

You may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of �100.00 and up to �300.00 gross per week (see Appendix).

Incapacity Supplement

from 4 January - see booklet SW31

 

Rate per week

Personal rate

�197.80

Increases:

- Increase for a Qualified Adult

�131.30

- Each qualified child

Full rate

* �24.00

Half-rate

* �12.00

Incapacity Supplement Only
Living Alone Increase

�7.70

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

 �12.70

**You can get an increase of �24.00 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.

You may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of �100.00 and up to �300.00 gross per week (see Appendix).

Constant Attendance Allowance

from 4 January - see booklet SW31

 

Rate per week

Allowance

�214.70

Disablement Benefit

from 4 January - see booklet SW31

Over 90% disablement

Maximum personal pension

�228.90 per week

20% to 90% disablement

Reduced pension

 - 90%

�206.00

 - 80%

�183.10

 - 70%

�160.20

 - 60%

�137.30

 - 50%

�114.50

 - 40%

�91.60

 - 30%

�68.70

 - 20%

�45.80

Up to 19% disablement

You may get a lump sum, up to a maximum of

�16,020

Medical Care Scheme

- see booklet SW34

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

Death Benefits (Survivors Benefits)

from 4 January - see booklet SW32

 

Rate per week

Pension for a widow or widower age 65 or under

�227.70

Pension for a widow or widower age 66 or over

�227.70

Increases:

- Each qualified child

�24.00

- 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

�173.80

- Funeral Grant

�850.00


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