Wednesday 7 December 2016

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.

Published 14/09/2015 | 02:30

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.

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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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