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Sunday 30 April 2017

n Thousands of social welfare payment recipients will benefit from the increased Christmas bonus when it is introduced in December. This will include pensioners, carers and people receiving jobseeker's allowance.

n Thousands of social welfare payment recipients will benefit from the increased Christmas bonus when it is introduced in December. This will include pensioners, carers and people receiving jobseeker's allowance.

A pensioner receiving a weekly payment of €230 will receive a bonus of €115, a couple who receive €436 will get around €220 at Christmas.

Similarly, an unemployed person receiving a €188 jobseeker's allowance will get a €94 bonus, while a couple on €312 will get an extra €156.

A carer receiving €204 a week will get a €102 bonus, while a person who is on a one-parent family payment of €217 a week will receive a bonus of €110.

Irish Independent

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