Child Benefit Doubles + Who Receives a Christmas Bonus?

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December 5th is set to bring a double dose of joy for families receiving Child Benefit. The standard monthly rate of €140 per child will be doubled to a festive €280 on this special day. Twins? They get an extra boost with one-and-a-half times the regular monthly rate for each child. And for families with triplets or more, the joy is doubled, as Child Benefit will be paid at double the usual monthly rate for each child. Child Benefit Doubles + Who Receives a Christmas Bonus?

Who Receives a Christmas Bonus? 🎄🎉

Now, let’s talk about the Christmas Bonus, an extra payment for individuals receiving long-term social welfare payments. If you are on any of the following payments, get ready for a double delight in the week commencing December 4th:

  • Back to Education Allowance
  • Back to Work Enterprise Allowance
  • Back to Work Family Dividend
  • Benefit payment for 65-year-olds
  • Blind Pension
  • Carer’s Allowance and Carer’s Benefit
  • Community Employment
  • Deserted Wife’s Allowance and Deserted Wife’s Benefit
  • Daily Expenses Allowance (formerly known as Direct Provision Allowance)
  • Disability Allowance
  • Disablement Benefit
  • Domiciliary Care Allowance
  • Farm Assist
  • Guardian’s Payment (Contributory) and (Non-Contributory)
  • Illness Benefit for a duration of 12 months or more
  • Invalidity Pension
  • Job Initiative Scheme
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance for a duration of 12 months
  • Jobseeker’s Transitional payment
  • Magdalene Commission Scheme
  • Death Benefit Scheme (under the Occupational Injuries Scheme)
  • One-Parent Family Payment
  • Partial Capacity Benefit
  • Rural Social Scheme
  • State Pension (Contributory) and State Pension (Non-Contributory)
  • Supplementary Welfare Allowance for 12 months
  • Tús
  • Widow, Widower’s, or Surviving Civil Partner’s Pension (Contributory) and (Non-Contributory)
  • Work Placement Experience Programme

This festive bonus is essentially a double payment, spreading cheer during the week commencing December 4th.

Wrap-Up: 🎀

This holiday season is shaping up to be extra special for families and long-term social welfare recipients alike. Double the Child Benefit on December 5th and a Christmas Bonus for those receiving certain payments are adding an extra sprinkle of joy to December. It’s a time to celebrate, cherish, and share the warmth of the season! 🥳🎄

Child Benefit Doubles + Who Receives a Christmas Bonus?

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