Payment Dates Revealed For Cost Living Supports


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 MeasurePayment DateNumber of Recipients
Autumn Cost of Living Double PaymentWeek commencing 17 October 20221.4 million
Double Child Benefit Payment1st November 2022639,000 families in respect of 1.2 million children
Fuel Allowance Lump Sum of €400Week commencing 14 November 2022371,000
€200 payment to people in receipt of Living Alone AllowanceWeek commencing 14 November 2022234,000
€500 Cost of Living Payment to those in receipt of Working Family PaymentWeek commencing 14 November 202244,000
€500 Disability Support Grant to people receiving Disability Allowance, Blind Pension and Invalidity PensionWeek commencing 14 November 2022216,000
€500 Carer’s Support GrantWeek commencing 21 November 2022132,000

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.