Christmas bonus payment from early December

By Dan Walsh

Local Minister James Browne TD has received confirmation from his colleague, Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphries TD, that the Christmas bonus on social welfare payments will be issued from week beginning December 7th.


Minister Browne told; “I welcome confirmation from the Minister that the Christmas bonus will be paid this year to those in receipt of a long-term social welfare payment. Up to 90% of people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will also receive the Christmas bonus which is only right and fair.

“Over 1.6 million people will receive this payment, totalling €390 million. It will be a welcome payment ahead of Christmas in what has been a challenging year for all households.

“The Christmas and New Year period bring their own financial challenges. Like previous years this additional payment will help households manage during this time,” concluded Minister Browne.

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