Social welfare Christmas bonus in doubt? Government to make decision on whether or not social welfare recipients will get it this year or not – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Social welfare Christmas bonus in doubt? Government to make decision on whether or not social welfare recipients will get it this year or not




In what is undoubtedly one of the most contentious issues of the entire pandemic to date, the question over whether social welfare recipients will get their Christmas bonus or not hangs in the balance.

There has been no Government decision on whether or not social welfare recipients will get a Christmas bonus this year.

The Christmas bonus represents a double payment for people on welfare, so it’s a significant boost at a time of need.

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue confirmed that ‘no decision has been made at this stage.’

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