Social Welfare Rates for 2017


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Social Insurance Payments
Maximum Weekly Rates Personal Rate Increase for a Qualified Adult Qualified Child Increase 2016/2017
 
2016
2017
2016
2017
 
State Pension (Contributory)
 
Under Age 80
€233.30
€238.30
€155.50
(Note1)
€158.80
(Note 1)
€29.80
Age 80 and over
€243.30
€248.30
€209.00
(Note 2)
€213.50
(Note 2)
€29.80
Widow's/Widower's/Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory) Pension/Deserted Wife's Benefit
 
Under Age 66
€193.50
€198.50
 
 
Aged 66 and under Age 80
€233.30
€238.30
 
 
Aged 80 and over
€243.30
€248.30
 
€29.80
Invalidity Pension
€193.50
€198.50
€138.10
€141.70
€29.80
Carer's Benefit/Constant Attendance Allowance
€205.00
€210.00
 
€29.80
Disablement Benefit
€219.00
€224.00
 
 
Jobseeker's/Illness/Health & Safety/Injury Benefit
€188.00
€193.00
€124.80
€128.10
€29.80
Maternity/Adoptive Benefit/ Paternity
€230.00
€235.00
     
Death Benefit        
Under Age 66
€218.50
€223.50
 
€29.80
Aged 66 and under Age 80
€237.70
€242.70
 
€29.80
Aged 80 and over
€247.70
€252.70
 
€29.80

 

Social Assistance Payments
Maximum Weekly Rates Personal Rate Increase for a Qualified Adult Qualified Child Increase 2016/2017
 
2016
2017
2016
2017
 
 
State Pension (Non-Contributory)
 
 
Aged 66 and under Age 80
€222.00
€227.00
€146.70
€150.00
€29.80
Age 80 and over
€232.00
€237.00
 
 
€29.80
Carer's Allowance
 
Under Age 66
€204.00
€209.00
 
€29.80
Aged 66 and over
€242.00
€247.00
 
€29.80
Disability Allowance/Blind Pension
€188.00
€193.00
€124.80
€128.10
€29.80
Widow's/Widower's/Surviving Civil Partner's (Non-Contributory) Pension
€188.00
€193.00
 
 
One-Parent Family Payment
€188.00
€193.00
 
 
€29.80
Pre-Retirement/Desterted Wife's Allowance
€188.00
€193.00
€124.80
€128.10
€29.80
Jobseeker's Allowance - Aged 26 or Over
 €188.00  €193.00  €124.80  €128.10  €29.80
Aged 25
 €144.00  €147.80  €124.80  €128.10  €29.80
Aged 18-24
€100.00 €102.70 €100.00  €102.70  €29.80
Supplementary Welfare Allowance - Aged 26 or Over
 €186.00  €191.00  €124.80  €128.10 €29.80 
Aged 25
€144.00  €147.80  €124.80  €128.10  €29.80
Aged 18-24
 €100.00   €102.70   €100.00   €102.70   €29.80 
Farm Assist
€188.00
€193.00
€124.80
€128.10
€29.80

 

Note1: for those under age 66 years

Note2: for those aged 66 years or over

 

Family Income Supplement (FIS)
Family Size 2016 Income Limit 2017 Income Limit
1 child
€511.00
€511.00 
2 children
€612.00
€612.00 
3 children
€713.00
€713.00 
4 children
€834.00
€834.00 
5 children
€960.00
€960.00 
6 children
€1,076.00
€1,076.00 
7 children
€1,212.00
€1,212.00 
8 children or more
€1,308.00
€1,308.00 
The level of FIS payment will continue to be based on 60% of the shortfall between net weekly family income and the applicable weekly family threshold.

  

Child Benefit
2016 Rate​ 2017 Rate​
​Monthly Rate
​€140.00 per child
​€140.00 per child 

Twins – Child Benefit is paid at one and half times (150%) the normal monthly rate for each child.
All other multiple births – Child Benefit is paid at double (200%) the normal monthly rate for each child.​ ​ ​

 

Other Social Welfare Payments
  2016 weekly 2017 weekly
Guardians Payment (Contributory) €161.00 €176.00
Guardians Payment (Non-Contributory) €161.00 €176.00
  2016 monthly 2017 monthly
Domiciliary Care Allowance €309.50 €309.50
  2016 annually 2017 annually
Carer's Support Grant €1,700.00 €1,700.00
  2016 - once off payment 2017 - once off payment
Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant €6,000.00 €6,000.00
  2016 weekly 2017 weekly
Fuel Allowance €22.50 €22.50

 

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Last modified:11/10/2016