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Full Christmas bonus to be paid to all social welfare recipients

A full Christmas bonus will be paid to all social welfare recipients under plans to be announced in tomorrow’s budget.

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys has secured €900 million in funding for a range of new budget measures, including a €5 across the board increase in all welfare payments.

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This will include those on the state pension, as well as those on jobseekers allowance.

The €5 increase in social welfare benefits will begin in January 2022.

From the first week of January 2022, the state pension will rise to €253.30. While, jobseekers will rise to €208.

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Those in receipt of welfare payments will get a double payment in one of the weeks leading up to Christmas, which means those in receipt of the state pension will get €496.60 for that week.

The €5 increase will cost an extra €350 million per year, while the Christmas bonus alone will cost €315 million.

IMAGE – “Dáil Éireann – Election of Taoiseach – 27 June 2020” by Houses of the Oireachtas is licensed under CC BY 2.0/PA Images

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