Effective January 2024:

  • Weekly social welfare payments (maternity, adoptive, paternity, and parent's benefit) will see a €12 increase.
  • Parents benefit will extend by 2 weeks on August 1, 2024, totaling 9 weeks.
  • Domiciliary Care Allowance will rise by €10 per month.
  • Income thresholds for Working Family Payment will increase by €54 per week for all family sizes.
  • Child benefit will now cover 19-year-olds in full-time education starting September 3, 2024.
  • Employee PRSI for share option gains will be collected through payroll (currently on an RTSO1 form).
  • Individuals turning 66 on or after January 1, 2024, can claim State Pension Contributory (SPC) anytime between ages 66 and 70.