S.I. No. 570 of 2016


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S.I. No. 570 of 2016

Social Welfare (Temporary Provisions) Regulations 2016

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations provide for the payment of a bonus to recipients of longterm social welfare payments and to recipients of domiciliary care allowance during the month of December 2016.

The amount of the bonus in the case of recipients of long-term social welfare payments is 85% of the normal weekly payment payable during the first week in December 2016, subject to a minimum payment of €20. In the case of domiciliary care allowance, the amount of the bonus is 85% of the weekly equivalent of the amount of domiciliary care allowance payable during December 2016, subject to a minimum payment of €20.

The bonus payment applies to recipients of the following long-term social welfare payments—

(a) partial capacity benefit;

(b) disablement pension;

(c) death benefit under the Occupational Injury Benefit scheme payable to widows, widowers, surviving civil partners, orphans and dependant parents;

(d) carer’s benefit;

(e) State pension (contributory);

(f) invalidity pension;

(g) widow’s, widower’s and surviving civil partner’s (contributory) pension;

(h) guardian’s (contributory) payment

(i) jobseeker’s allowance in respect of a continuous period of unemployment of at least 15 months;

(j) jobseeker’s transitional payment;

(k) pre-retirement allowance;

(l) State pension (non-contributory);

(m) blind pension;

(n) widow’s, widower’s and surviving civil partner’s (non-contributory) pension;

(o) guardian’s payment (non-contributory);

(p) one-parent family payment;

(q) deserted wife’s benefit, and deserted wife’s allowance;

(r) carer’s allowance; 

s) disability allowance;

t) farm assist;

(u) back to work family dividend.

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