Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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Over 1.5 million Irish people to see increase in social welfare benefits from next week

Several weekly payments will increase by €5 a week over the coming days - after the changes were announced in last October's Budget. 637,340 pensioners aged 66 and over will see their maximum personal rate of pension rise by €5 per week from the week starting Monday March 25 - for themselves and 72,640 dependants. And there will be a €5 increase for 684,700 weekly welfare recipients - including carers, widows, people with disabilities, lone parents, jobseekers, Maternity and Paternity Benefit recipients, Farm Assist recipients and Community Employment participants. Read More