Everyone is due to recieve some payments in the coming weeks and months to help with the cost of living.
Budget 2023 contained several short-term measures to help tackle rising bills.
So who is getting what and when?
Electricity account credit
A €600 credit will be paid to your electricity account in three instalments.
The first payment was made on November 1st - the second will be in January 2023, and the third in March.
Social welfare double payments
Most people on a weekly social welfare payment got a double payment in the week beginning October 17th.
People getting Illness Benefit did not get a double payment.
A double payment of Child Benefit was paid on November 1st.
A number of extra once-off payments are to be paid in the week of November 14th.
- €200 if you get a Living Alone Increase
- €400 if you get the Fuel Allowance
- €500 if you get Working Family Payment
- €500 if you get Disability Allowance, Invalidity Pension, Blind Pension or if you get the yearly Carer’s Support Grant
People will get one €500 payment only, even if they are getting more than one of these payments or are caring for more than one person.
If you get the Carer’s Support Grant, you will get the €500 payment in the week beginning November 21st.
Help for students
Some once-off measures for the 2022/23 academic year were announced in the budget.
The student contribution is being reduced by €1,000 for undergraduate students who are eligible for free fees.
A double Student Grant payment will be paid in December.
Postgraduate students who qualify for the Student Grant will get a once-off payment of €1,000.
A payment of €500 will be paid to PhD students getting Science Foundation Ireland or Irish Research Council awards.
You can get Fuel Allowance if you are getting certain social welfare payments, and satisfy the other conditions of the scheme.
A €400 once off payment of Fuel Allowance will be paid on top of the normal seasonal allowance that is paid during the winter months.
Public transport fares
Reduced fares of 20% on public transport will continue until the end of 2023.
The 50% price reduction on the Young Adult Leap Card will also continue to the end of next year.
The Young Adult Leap Card will be extended to 16, 17 and 18-year-olds in third-level education.