Limerick people awaiting cost of living supports

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LIMERICK people will receive immediate help with the cost of living as eight upcoming Budget 2023 cost of living supports — totalling €1.2 billion — are rolled out nationally from next week.

Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell explained that as well as the significant supports in the Budget, people in Limerick are going to receive immediate assistance with living costs.

“From Monday October 17, the Autumn Double Lump Sum Payment will be paid to social protection recipients, including all pensioners, carers, and people on disability payments.

“There will be a double payment of Child Benefit on November 1. On the week commencing Monday November 14, there will be four significant payments,” Deputy O’Donnell revealed.

Meanwhile, a €500 Disability Support Grant will be paid to people with disabilities in addition to a €500 Cost of Living Payment for those in receipt of Working Family Payment and a €200 payment for people in receipt of the Living Alone Allowance.

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A €400 Fuel Allowance Lump Sum Payment will also be paid in the same week to 17,074 households across Limerick.

“Minister Humphreys also secured a major expansion of the Fuel Allowance Scheme, which will see many more households in Limerick supported with their fuel cost for the first time from January,” O’Donnell said.

“On the week commencing Monday November 21, a €500 Carer’s Support Grant will be provided to all those in receipt of the Carers’ Support Grant.

“A 100 per cent Christmas Bonus will also be paid on the week commencing December 5.

“We also have a €6 billion reserve fund set aside for any additional challenges we may face next year,” he concluded.