Payment To Aid Cost Of Living To Arrive This Week

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A special payment to help certain groups of people with cost of living pressures is to  be paid to over 1.3 million people in the week commencing Monday 24th of April. 

The payment will be made to groups such as pensioners, carers, people with disabilities, lone parents, widows and widowers and will be paid in addition to their normal weekly payment. The €200 lump sum payment will also be paid to people who receive the Working Family Payment and who have not received the lump sum on their primary payment.  This payment is part of a package of measures agreed since the Budget in October 2022 and is in addition to the €2.2 billion of supports provided for in Budget 2023.This €200 lump sum payment is the first of these measures and will be followed in June by an extra €100 per child for people receiving Child Benefit. Parents who receive the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will also get an additional €100 for each child this summer. For a child aged from 4 to 11 years, the payment will be €260 and for children aged 12 to 22 years it will be €385.