The Government will today outline the payment dates for the €1.2 billion worth of lump sum social protection supports announced in last month’s Budget.
Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Michael McGrath are expected to set out the details of the eight different lump sums that will be paid between now and Christmas.
It is understood the Autumn double payment will kick in from next Monday 17 October, benefitting 1.4 million people.
A double child benefit payment will be paid on the week beginning 1 November.
The fuel allowance lump sum of €400 will kick in during the week commencing 14 November.
Also from 14 November, a €200 lump sum payment will be made to 234,000 people in receipt of the living alone allowance, there will be a €500 cost of living payment made to those in receipt of the working family payment, and a €500 disability support grant will also be paid that week.
From 21 November, a €500 payment will be made to over 130,000 carers in receipt of the carers support grant.
The annual Christmas bonus double payment will be paid the week commencing 5 December.
A major expansion of the fuel allowance scheme and across-the-board welfare increases of €12 per week will take effect in January 2023.