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Social Protection & Public Expenditure Announce Dates For Budget Payments.

Minister for Social Protection Mrs Heather Humphreys and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Mr Michael McGrath have confirmed the dates of when eight different lump sum payments will be doled out between now and Christmas.

The promised Autumn double payment will take effect from next Monday October 17th, benefitting some 1.4 million Irish residents.

The promised double child benefit payment will be paid on the week beginning November 1st., while the fuel allowance lump sum, of €400, will come into effect during the week commencing November 14th next.

On the same date, (November 14th), the promised €200 living alone allowance lump sum payment will be made to some 234,000 people.

There will be a €500 cost of living payment made to those in receipt of the working family payment, and a €500 disability support grant will also be paid over that same time period.

From November 21st next, a €500 carers support grant payment will be made to over 130,000 carers.

The welcome annual double payment Christmas bonus will be paid on the week commencing December 5th, 2022

With effect from January 2023; welfare increases of €12 per week will come into being, including a major expansion of the fuel allowance scheme.

No specific dates have been agreed yet in relation to the first of 3 promised electricity credits, due to be paid in November/December.
Given the level of uncertainty and volatility in ever increasing cost of living, the question of further payments will be kept under continuous review by the Government.

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