Social Welfare Rates for 2016


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Social Insurance Payments
Maximum Weekly Rates Personal Rate Increase for a Qualified Adult Qualified Child Increase 2015/2016
 
2015
2016
2015
2016
 
State Pension (Contributory)
 
Under Age 80
€230.30
€233.30
€153.50
(Note1)
€155.50
(Note 1)
€29.80
Age 80 and over
€240.30
€243.30
€206.30
(Note 2)
€209.00
(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
€233.30
 
€29.80
Aged 80 and over
€240.30
€243.30
 
€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
Maternity/Adoptive Benefit/ Paternity
€230.00
€230.00
     
Death Benefit        
Under Age 66
€218.50
€218.50
 
€29.80
Aged 66 and under Age 80
€234.70
€237.70
 
€29.80
Aged 80 and over
€244.70
€247.70
 
€29.80

 

Social Assistance Payments
Maximum Weekly Rates Personal Rate Increase for a Qualified Adult Qualified Child Increase 2015/2016
 
2015
2016
2015
2016
 
 
State Pension (Non-Contributory)
 
 
Aged 66 and under Age 80
€219.00
€222.00
€144.70
€146.70
€29.80
Age 80 and over
€229.00
€232.00
 
 
€29.80
Carer's Allowance
 
Under Age 66
€204.00
€204.00
 
€29.80
Aged 66 and over
€239.00
€242.00
 
€29.80
Disability Allowance/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
 
 
One-Parent Family Payment
€188.00
€188.00
 
 
€29.80
Pre-Retirement/Desterted Wife's Allowance
€188.00
€188.00
€124.80
€124.80
€29.80
Jobseeker's Allowance - Aged 26 or Over
 €188.00  €188.00  €124.80  €124.80  €29.80
Aged 25
 €144.00  €144.00  €124.80  €124.80  €29.80
Aged 18-24
€100.00 €100.00

€100.00

 €100.00

 €29.80
Supplementary Welfare Allowance - Aged 26 or Over
 €186.00  €186.00  €124.80  €124.80 €29.80 
Aged 25
€144.00  €144.00  €124.80  €124.80  €29.80
Aged 18-24
 €100.00   €100.00   €100.00   €100.00   €29.80 
Farm Assist
€188.00
€188.00
€124.80
€124.80
€29.80
           
Living Alone Allowance
€9.00
€9.00
 
 
 

 

Note1: for those under age 66 years

Note2: for those aged 66 years or over

 

Family Income Supplement (FIS)
Family Size 2015 Income Limit 2016 Income Limit
1 child
€506.00
€511.00 
2 children
€602.00
€612.00 
3 children
€703.00
€713.00 
4 children
€824.00
€834.00 
5 children
€950.00
€960.00 
6 children
€1,066.00
€1,076.00 
7 children
€1,202.00
€1,212.00 
8 children or more
€1,298.00
€1,1308.00 
The 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.

 

Other Social Welfare Payments
  2015 weekly 2016 weekly
Guardians Payment (Contributory) €161.00 €161.00
Guardians Payment (Non-Contributory) €161.00 €161.00
  2015 monthly 2016 monthly
Domiciliary Care Allowance €309.50 €309.50
  2015 annually 2016 annually
Carer's Support Grant €1,375.00 €1,700.00
  2015 - once off payment 2016 - once off payment
Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant €6,000.00 €6,000.00
  2015 weekly 2016 weekly
Fuel Allowance €20.00 €22.50

 

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Last modified:13/10/2015