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Increase In Social Welfare and State Pension in Budget 2024

People on social welfare and the State pension are expected to see an increase of at least 12 euro a week after next week's Budget


The Irish Independent says a lump-sum fuel allowance and double payment of all social welfare rates before Christmas are also being considered by Ministers.

 

This amount could increase when the Government leaders finalise their Budget policies next week. A double payment of all welfare rates in the lead-up to Christmas is also expected.



The government's yet to sign off on all the Budget measures to be announced next Tuesday.


Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, says older people in particular have to be protected from the rising cost of living:

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