Newstalk
Newstalk

07.58 27 Nov 2017


Share this article


More than 1.2 million social welfare recipients are to receive a Christmas bonus this week.

The Department of Social Protection say the payments will start from Monday November 27th.

In total, ‚ā¨219m is being paid to pensioners, people with disabilities, carers, lone parents, long-term unemployed people and other recipients.

The bonus will be paid at the rate of 85% of a person's normal weekly payment.

It breaks down to over 630,000 pensioners and 580,000 other social welfare recipients.

Source: Department of Social Protection

The department says the majority of customers will receive the bonus this week.

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty has welcomed the payment, saying: "I am very pleased that the Christmas bonus is being paid again this year.

"Not only is it a welcome additional support for social welfare customers in the run-up to Christmas, in many cases the money is spent locally and provides a real boost for local economies."


Share this article


Read more about

News

Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

19:00-22:00

Share

Up next

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

22:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-06:00

Share

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

BREAKFAST BRIEFING

06:00-06:30

Share

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

BREAKFAST BUSINESS

06:30-07:00

Share

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

NEWSTALK BREAKFAST

07:00-09:00

Share

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

THE PAT KENNY SHOW

09:00-12:00

Share

LUNCHTIME LIVE

LUNCHTIME LIVE

12:00-14:00

Share

MONCRIEFF

MONCRIEFF

14:00-16:00

Share

THE HARD SHOULDER

THE HARD SHOULDER

16:00-19:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

19:00-22:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on