Christmas Bonus

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€63.5 million to be paid to long-term welfare recipients


  • A 25% Christmas Bonus will be paid this December to recipients of a long-term Social Welfare payment (minimum payment of €20) – over 1.16 million people to benefit.

    People in receipt of the following payments will receive the Bonus: State pensions, Blind Pension, Invalidity pension, Widow’s/widower’s pension, Guardian’s payment, One Parent Family payment, Deserted Wife’s Benefit, Deserted Wife's Benefit, Carer’s Allowance, Pre-Retirement Allowance, Disability Allowance, Farm Assist, Long-term Jobseeker’s Allowance, Back to Work Allowance, Community Employment, Job Initiative, Rural Social Scheme, Tús, Gateway, Domiciliary Care allowance and certain occupational injuries benefits.

Last modified:15/10/2014