06/12/2011

- Main Social Welfare Changes and Rates of Payments

Main Social Welfare Changes and Rates of Payments
Joan Burton TD, Minister for Social Protection, yesterday (December 5) announced:


Over €20.5 billion to be spent on Social Protection in 2012
No Rate Cuts to Primary weekly social welfare payments
Child Benefit rates for the first two children unchanged
Payments to carers will be maintained
Older people protected
€475 million in savings to be achieved
Other Areas Include:
Jobseekers
Concurrent Payments
Means Testing
Farm Assist
Redundancy & Insolvency
Fuel Allowance

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