71,000 Mayo people to benefit this week from the double payment

Mayo TD Alan Dillon has said over 71,000 Mayo people will benefit this week from the double payment for a large number of social welfare schemes that is being paid as part of the Cost of Living Budget.  

The Fine Gael Deputy said recipients living in Mayo in receipt of allowances under schemes including State Pension Contributory and Non-Contributory, Jobseeker’s Benefit and Allowance, Carer’s Benefit and Allowance, Back to Work Family Dividend, Invalidity Pension and Disability Allowance, among others will receive the double payment.   

The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys TD, today announced that the Autumn Double Payment will be paid to over 1.4 million people nationally this week. 

The Autumn Double Payment is the first of eight lump-sum payments totalling €1.2 billion to help with the Cost of Living. 

Dillon said: “The cost of living pressures are affecting the lives of people right across this country, including many in Mayo. The highest figures in the county include those on Child Benefit, the State Contributory Pension, Illness Benefit, Jobseekers Allowance and Household Benefits.” 

Deputy Dillon added: “This will be followed by further supports next month, including a €400 lump sum payment for those in receipt of the Fuel Allowance and a €200 lump sum payment for those in receipt of the Living Alone Allowance.”