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#additional needs payment

# additional-needs-payment - Last week 20th November 2022 - 26th November 2022

Emergency social welfare payments skyrocket to 75,000 claims so far this year
# Additional Needs Payment
# Additional Needs Payment

Emergency social welfare payments skyrocket to 75,000 claims so far this year

Thu 6:00 AM 12,319 Views 13 Comments

It represents a 63% increase on the number of applications received for the same period last year.

# additional-needs-payment - This year 2022

Some applicants waiting up to 8 weeks for emergency welfare payment
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Some applicants waiting up to 8 weeks for emergency welfare payment

Sep 3rd 2022, 12:05 AM 38,968 Views 71 Comments
  • 95% of applications are taking between five to eight weeks to fully process the payment.
  • The Additional Needs Payment can be used to cover basic necessities such as food, clothing, fuel, fixing white goods like washing machines and utility bills.
  • St Vincent De Paul says more resources are needed in frontline services so those in need can get payments in a timely manner.
€22.7 million paid out so far this year on emergency social welfare payments
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

€22.7 million paid out so far this year on emergency social welfare payments

Aug 17th 2022, 6:59 PM 16,750 Views 13 Comments

The Government has provided funding of €45.75 million for the additional needs payment this year.

Jump in emergency welfare payments reflects what's happening on the ground for families, says SVP

Jump in emergency welfare payments reflects what's happening on the ground for families, says SVP

Aug 14th 2022, 12:00 PM 18,388 Views 3 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Social Protection, Claire Kerrane says people should be able to apply for the payment online, rather than by post or in person.

17,000 apply for emergency social welfare payments for food, fuel and clothing in July alone
# Inflation Crisis
# Inflation Crisis

17,000 apply for emergency social welfare payments for food, fuel and clothing in July alone

Aug 6th 2022, 7:30 AM 27,119 Views 8 Comments

The number of applications has been rising month-on-month in light of the cost-of-living crisis.