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Social welfare pensions and allowances

Maximum Weekly Rates Personal Rates Increase for a qualified Adult Qualified Child Increase
 2017 2016 2015 2014 2017 2016 2015 2014 2017 2016 2015 2014
 €
State Pension Contributory
Under 80 years 238.30 233.30 230.30 230.30 158.80 155.50 153.50 153.50 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
Over 80 years 248.30 243.30 240.30 240.30 213.50 209.00 206.30 206.30 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
Widow/Widower’s/Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension/Deserted Wife’s Benefit
Under 66 years 198.50 193.50 193.50 193.50 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
66 to 79 years 238.30 233.30 230.30 230.30 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
Over 80 years 248.30 243.30 240.30 240.30 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
Invalidity Pension 198.50 193.50 193.50 193.50 141.70 138.10 138.10 138.10 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
Carer’s Benefit 1 person 210.00 205.00 205.00 205.00 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
Carer’s Benefit 2 or more persons 312.50 307.50 307.50 307.50 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
Jobseeker’s/Illness/Health & Safety/Injury Benefit 193.00 188.00 188.00 188.00 128.10 124.80 124.80 124.80 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
Maternity/Adoptive Benefit/Paternity 235.00 230.00
Death Benefit
Under 66 223.50 218.50 218.50 218.50 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
66 to 79 years 242.70 237.70 234.70 234.70 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
Over 80 years 252.70 247.70 244.70 244.70 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
One Parent Family Payment
Under 66 years + 1 child 222.80 217.50 217.50 217.50 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80
Jobseeker’s Allowance Under 66 years
18 to 24 years 102.70 100.00 100.00 100.00 102.70  100.00  100.00  100.00
25 years 147.80 144.00 144.00 144.00 128.10  124.80  124.80  124.80
26 years and over 193.00 188.00 188.00 188.00 128.10  124.80  124.80  124.80 29.80 29.80 29.80 29.80