Good News Week For Social Welfare Recipients

For the first time in a decade, a fully restored 100% Christmas Bonus, totalling €264.3 million, should be paid out to 1,213,130 Social Welfare recipients from Monday next.

Thanks to the generosity of the Irish taxpayer; these payments will now benefit all recipients of long-term social welfare, including lone parents; pensioners; carers, and people with disabilities.

Same is timed to offer help / assistance to those persons in receipt of low incomes and who otherwise would experience financial difficulties, associated with the season of Christmas.

The largest number of recipients are those in receipt of a Contributory State Pension, followed by those receiving Disability Allowance. They are then followed by those on a Widows / Widowers Surviving Civil Partners Pensions and those on Jobseeker’s Allowance.

In total, this years the Christmas bonus will be paid across 30 different categories of welfare recipients.


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