Cost of living: Social welfare recipients could face deductions to €200 bonus payment

People have been warned by the Department of Social Protection that previously approved deductions may apply to their cost of living payment. As part of the government’s continued attempts to curb rising costs, the payment was made on April 24. Those who have received welfare payments for more than a year are eligible for the … Read more

More than 11,300 asylum seekers get less than €40 a week

Over 11,300 asylum-seekers get less than 40 euros a week in social welfare from the state. The state provides only €5.50 per day in social welfare to more than 9,300 adult asylum seekers. Another 2,000 kids who are in direct provision receive the daily equivalent of €4.25 each. The Daily Expenses Allowance, which is given … Read more

Happy Christmas! All social welfare payments including PUP will be paid from next week

The social welfare payments will be paid from next week ahead of Christmas, the Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys has confirmed. It will cost €1.4 million this time and most of the recipients will get the amount before Christmas. The payments for pensioners, people with disabilities, carers, lone parents and people who are long-term unemployed … Read more