Social Welfare Rates for 2019


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Social Insurance Payments
Maximum Weekly Rates
(Commences March 2019)
Personal Rate Increase for a Qualified Adult Increase for a Qualified Child   ​ ​
 Social Welfare Payments
2018
2019
2018
2019
 2018 ​2019 - Under
12
​​2019 - Aged
12 and
over
State Pension (Contributory)
  ​ ​
-  Personal Rate - Under Age 80
€243.30
€248.30
 
 
€31.80
​€34.00 ​€37.00
-  Personal Rate - Age 80 and over
€253.30
€258.30
   
 
€31.80
​€34.00 ​€37.00
-  Increase for Qualified Adult - Under 66​ ​€162.10 ​€165.40
-  Increase for Qualified Adult - 66 and Over​ ​€218.00 ​222.50
Widow's/Widower's/Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory) Pension/Deserted Wife's Benefit
  ​ ​
-  Under Age 66
€203.50
€208.50
 
€31.80 
​€34.00 ​€37.00
-  Aged 66 and under Age 80
€243.30
€248.30
 
€31.80 
​€34.00 ​€37.00
-  Aged 80 and over
€253.30
€258.30
 
€31.80
​€34.00 ​€37.00
Invalidity Pension
€203.50
€208.50
€145.30
€148.90
€31.80
​€34.00 ​€37.00
Carer's Benefit/Constant Attendance Allowance
€215.00
€220.00
 
€31.80
​€34.00 ​€37.00
Disablement Benefit
€229.00
€234.00
 
€31.80 
​€34.00 ​€37.00
Jobseeker's/Illness/Health & Safety/Injury Benefit
€198.00
€203.00
€131.40
€134.70
€31.80
​€34.00 ​€37.00
Maternity/Adoptive Benefit/ Paternity
€240.00
€245.00
   
Death Benefit       ​ ​
-  Under Age 66
€228.50
€233.50
 
€31.80
​€34.00 ​€37.00
-  Aged 66 and under Age 80
€247.70
€252.70
 
€31.80
​€34.00 ​€37.00
-  Aged 80 and over
€257.70
€262.70
 
€31.80
​€34.00 ​€37.00

 

Social Assistance Payments
Maximum Weekly Rates Personal Rate Increase for a Qualified Adult Increase for a Qualified Child ​ ​
 
2018
2019
2018
2019
  2018  2019 - Under
12
2019 - Aged
12 and
over
State Pension (Non-Contributory)
 
​ ​
-  Aged 66 and under Age 80
€232.00
€237.00
 
 
€31.80
​€34.00 €37.00
-  Age 80 and over
€242.00
€247.00
 
 
€31.80
​€34.00 €37.00
-  ​Increase for Qualified Adult - Under 66​ ​€153.30 ​€156.60
Carer's Allowance
 
​ ​
-  Under Age 66
€214.00
€219.00
 
€31.80
​€34.00 €37.00
-  Aged 66 and over
€252.00
€257.00
 
€31.80
​€34.00 €37.00
Disability Allowance/Blind Pension
€198.00
€203.00
€131.40
€134.70
€31.80
​€34.00 €37.00
Widow's/Widower's
/Surviving Civil Partner's (Non-Contributory) Pension
€198.00
€203.00
 
 €31.80
​€34.00 €37.00
One-Parent Family Payment
€198.00
€203.00
 
 
€31.80
​€34.00 €37.00
Pre-Retirement/Desterted Wife's Allowance
€198.00
€203.00
€131.40
€134.70
€31.80
​€34.00 €37.00
Jobseeker's Allowance
-  Aged 26 or Over
€198.00  €203.00 €131.40  €134.70  €31.80 €34.00​ €37.00
-  Aged 25
 €152.80  €157.80  €131.40  €134.70
-  Aged 18-24
€107.70 €112.70 €107.70  €112.70  
Supplementary Welfare Allowance - Aged 26 or Over
 €196.00  €201.00  €131.40  €134.70  €31.80  €34.00​ €37.00
-  Aged 25
€152.80  €157.80  €131.40 €134.70  
-  Aged 18-24
 €107.70   €112.70   €107.70   €112.70 
Farm Assist
€198.00
€203.00
€131.40
€134.70
€31.80
€34.00​ €37.00

 

 

 

Working Family Payment (formerly Family Income Supplement)
Family Size 2018 Income Limit 2019 Income Limit
1 child
€521.00
€521.00 
2 children
€622.00
€622.00 
3 children
€723.00
€723.00 
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 WFP payment will continue to be based on 60% of the shortfall between net weekly family income and the applicable weekly family threshold.

  

Child Benefit
2018 Rate​ 2019 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
  2018 weekly 2019 weekly
Guardians Payment (Contributory) €181.00 €186.00
Guardians Payment (Non-Contributory) €181.00 €186.00
Fuel Allowance
 (Fuel Season in 2019 for 28 weeks)
€22.50 €22.50
2018 monthly 2019 monthly
Domiciliary Care Allowance €309.50 €309.50
  2018 annually 2019 annually
Carer's Support Grant €1,700.00 €1,700.00
2018 annually​ 2019 annually
Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance - each qualified child aged 4 - 11​ €125.00​ €150​
​Back to School Clothing & Footwear Allowance - each qualified child aged 12 and over ​€250.00 ​€275.00
  2018 - once off payment 2019 - once off payment
Widowed or Surviving Civil Partner Grant €6,000.00 €6,000.00

 

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Last modified:20/11/2018