Social Welfare

First tranche of cost-of-living supports to be paid this week

Payments include €300 fuel allowance, €400 disability support grant and €400 working family payment

Heather Humphreys, Minister for Social Protection: “The government is conscious that the cost-of-living crisis continues to impact families the length and breadth of the country.” Picture: Maxwells

Hundreds of thousands of people will this week receive payments under the first tranche of cost-of-living support payments agreed in the budget.

Heather Humphreys, the Minister for Social Protection, has outlined the details of the three payments totalling 230 million euros due to be paid out.

A €300 fuel allowance lump sum payment will be paid to 409,000 households throughout the week.

From Wednesday to Friday, a €400 disability support grant will be paid to ...