Over 20,000 Cavan people to get January bonus

Over 20,000 Cavan people are set to receive the first ever January Bonus as a government measure to tackle the cost of living.

The Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys today announced the details of the payment which is set to be received by 1.3 million people nationally.

Over of the course of this week, a Double Lump Sum Payment will be issued to those in receipt of .

The January Bonus is the ninth lump sum payment made under Budget 2024. It will be paid on the same basis as the Christmas Bonus and will include the core weekly rate increases that came into effect at the start of the year. Approximately 20,812 recipients are in Cavan, the Minister has confirmed.

“Over the past two and a half years, this Government has rolled out unprecedented financial supports to help families and households to deal with the cost of living,” said Minister Humphreys.

“And I’m pleased that this week, those supports will continue through the January Bonus.

“This will see a double lump sum weekly payment being made to support 1.3 million people – the likes of our pensioners, carers, people with disabilities, lone parents and low income families.

“This is about putting more money back into your pocket and recognising that families continue to feel the pinch, particularly after the Christmas period.”

The Social Protection package in Budget 2024 was the largest in the history of the State and assisted pensioners, carers, people with disabilities, and families with the Cost of Living through a mix of lump sum supports and increases to weekly payments.

In addition to this series of lump-sum payments, Minister Humphreys also secured across-the-board welfare increases of €12 per week from January 2024, and a range of targeted measures to take effect throughout 2024.

These full list of Budget 2024 Social Protection measures is available at www.Gov.ie/DSPBudget24