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Lone pensioners and low-income children may get boost in budget

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has ruled out a repeat of the €5 across-the-board increase in social welfare payments and state pensions in the last two budgets

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
15th September, 2019

Pensioners living on their own and children in low-income families are expected to get increased welfare payments in the forthcoming budget.

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has ruled out a repeat of the €5 across-the-board increase in social welfare payments and state pensions in the last two budgets, due to the risk of a hard Brexit.

However, she is understood to be targeting older people living alone and children in low-income families for increases...

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