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Govt says there’ll be ‘across-the-board increases’ in Budget 2024

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys said the 2024 Budget would include a one-off one-off measure as well as “across-the-board increases”” in weekly welfare payments, reports RTE.

Speaking on RTÉ’s This Week programme, she said she was pushing hard to deliver a stronger package of support for families and put money back into people’s pockets.

These activities will focus on older people, people with disabilities, caregivers and working families.

Ms Humphreys said the final details had not yet been agreed and she was meeting Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe this afternoon for further discussions.

“It is no secret that the groups I am advocating for are older people, our carers, people with disabilities and working families,” she said, reports RTE.

Families are also expected to receive double Child Benefit between the Budget and Christmas to cushion the impact of rising living costs

It will be paid in full.

The measure will be announced on Tuesday as part of the budget along with other one-off measures.

However, other additional welfare benefits to be guaranteed are unlikely to be paid at full rates.

Welfare, Working Family Allowance and Back-to-School Allowance, reports RTE.

Meanwhile, the Gardaí trainee allowance is expected to increase by two-thirds.

The weekly payment will increase from €184 to €305, according to plans by the Justice Minister, Helen McEntee.

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