Budget 2023 and you

September 30th, 2022

Budget 2023 and Disability Allowance

It was announced that people who get Disability Allowance will get a once-off payment of €500 in November 2022.

From January 2023, the maximum rate of Disability Allowance will increase by €12 with proportional increases for people on reduced rates of payment. The weekly rate for a qualified child will increase by €2 from €40 to €42 for children under 12 years of age. It will increase by €2 from €48 to €50 for children aged 12 years and over.

The earnings limit on Disability Allowance will increase by €25 from €140 to €165 from January 2023.



Carers who qualify for the Carer’s Support Grant will get a once-off payment of €500 (November 2022).

Domiciliary Care Allowance (DCA) will increase by €20.50 from €309.50 to €330 (January 2023). DCA will be available for babies who remain in an acute hospital after birth for a period of 6 months (January 2023).


Fuel Allowance

People getting Fuel Allowance will get a once-off payment of €400 (November 2022).

The income threshold for Fuel Allowance will increase by €80 from €120 to €200. For people aged over 70, it will increase to €500 for a single person and €1,000 for a couple (January 2023).

Disablement Benefit and half-rate Carer’s Allowance will be disregarded in the means test for Fuel Allowance (January 2023).


Electricity credits

All domestic electricity customers will get €600 credit to help reduce electricity bills. The credit will be paid in 3 instalments of €200. The first payment will be made in November 2022. The second electricity credit will be made in January 2023. The third will be made in March 2023.



And here is info from gov.ie that is provided according to category of person – supports for people with disabilities and supports for carers:

Supports for people with disabilities

Supports for carers

  • cost of living double payment to carers in October
  • €500 cost of living lump sum payment for people getting Carer’s Support Grant will be paid in November
  • carers will also get the Christmas Bonus double payment in early December
  • from January 2023 there will be a €12 increase in the maximum rate of the Carer’s Allowance and Carer’s Benefit. There will be proportionate increases for people getting a reduced rate
  • qualified child payments in weekly rates will increase by €2 in January 2023 bringing them to €50 for over 12s and €42 for under 12s
  • means assessment threshold for Fuel Allowance increases from €120 to €200 from January 2023
  • half-rate Carer’s Allowance will be disregarded in the means assessment for Fuel Allowance from January 2023.

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