Minister of Finance, Paschal Donohoe, delivered his 3rd budget today, 8th October.
Health and Social Care
- A reduction of €0.50 on all prescription charges has been announced
- Medical card income thresholds for people over 70 are increasing by €50 per week for a single person or €150 per week for a couple.
- He announced a 100% Christmas bonus to all social welfare recipients in 2019.
- The fuel allowance is increasing by €2 per week, the Living Alone Allowance is increasing by €5, the Qualified Child Payment is increasing by €3 for over 12s and €2 for under 12s.
A PDF version of the Republic of Ireland Budget 2020 - Summary of Facts is available to download.
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