There was much welcome with the announcement in Budget 2017 of the increase in this years Christmas bonus.

The increase will see a rise from 75% to 85%, calculated on a person’s weekly social welfare payment .This is generally paid during the first week of December. This year the Christmas Bonus will be paid over the week of November 28th to December 2nd 2016.

People in receipt of the following payments will receive the Christmas Bonus.

These include -

  • State Pension and Widow’s /Widower’s /Surviving Civil Partner’s pension
  • Invalidity Pension, Blind Pension, Disability Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Domiciliary Care Allowance, Guardian’s payments
  • Long-term Jobseekers Allowance including Jobseekers Transition Payment, One Parent Family Payment, Deserted Wife’s Benefit and Allowance, Farm Assist
  • Back to work allowance, Community Employment, Rural Social Scheme, TÚS, Gateway, Job Initiative

Please click here for more details.

Published: 17 November 2016