Mon, Oct 17, 2022
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A range of social protection supports were announced in Budget 2023. These include a €12 increase in core welfare payments and a package of 8 lump sum payments between now and Christmas.
Today (Monday, 17th October) sees the first lump sum payment - the Autumn double payment - being paid to our pensioners, carers, people with disabilities and families, benefitting 1.4 million people.
I know many people are feeling under pressure at the moment, with utility bills and the cost of the weekly shop rising. So below I have outlined a payment schedule to give people some certainty as to when they can expect these additional payments to be made.
|Budget 2023 measure||Payment date|
|Autumn cost of living double payment||Week commencing 17 October 2022|
|Double Child Benefit payment||1 November 2022|
|Fuel Allowance lump sum of €400||Week commencing 14 November 2022|
|€200 payment to people in receipt of Living Alone Allowance||Week commencing 14 November 2022|
|€500 cost of living payment to those in receipt of Working Family Payment||Week commencing 14 November 2022|
|€500 Disability Support Grant to people receiving Disability Allowance, Blind Pension and Invalidity Pension||Week commencing 14 November 2022|
|€500 Carer’s Support Grant||Week commencing 21 November 2022|