Fianna Fáil TD for Tipperary, Jackie Cahill, has welcomed the announcement of the payment dates for the €1.2 billion Cost of Living supports introduced as part of last month’s Budget.
The payment dates for each of the Lump Sum Supports are outlined below:
|Budget 2023 Measure||Payment Date||Number of Recipients|
|Autumn Cost of Living Double Payment||Week commencing 17 October 2022||1.4 million|
|Double Child Benefit Payment||1st November 2022||639,000 families in respect of 1.2 million children|
|Fuel Allowance Lump Sum of €400||Week commencing 14 November 2022||371,000|
|€200 payment to people in receipt of Living Alone Allowance||Week commencing 14 November 2022||234,000|
|€500 Cost of Living Payment to those in receipt of Working Family Payment||Week commencing 14 November 2022||44,000|
|€500 Disability Support Grant to people receiving Disability Allowance, Blind Pension and Invalidity Pension||Week commencing 14 November 2022||216,000|
|€500 Carer’s Support Grant||Week commencing 21 November 2022||132,000|
In addition, Ministers Humphreys and Minister McGrath confirmed that the annual Christmas Bonus Double Payment will be paid the week commencing 5th December.
In addition to the series of lump-sum payments, there is a major expansion of the Fuel Allowance Scheme – which will see up to 81,000 new households supported with their fuel cost for the first time – and across-the-board welfare increases of €12 per week. These measures will take effect in January 2023.