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Some 16.768 families in Waterford to receive increased Child Benefit payments this week

  • Additional €100 per child in Child Benefit payments to be paid on Tuesday to assist families with Cost of Living

Some 16,768 families in Waterford to receive increased Child Benefit payments this week, a Fine Gael Senator has said. An additional €100 per child will be paid tomorrow (Tuesday) to support 650,000 families across the country with the Cost of Living. The additional support means that €240 per child will be paid this month in respect of over 1.2 million children.

Senator Cummins said: “The increased Child Benefit payments are part of a package of measures secured by Minister Heather Humphreys in February and are in addition to the €2.2 billion of supports provided for in Budget 2023.

“I’m pleased to announce that some 16,768 families across Waterford City and County will receive an extra €100 per child in their Child Benefit payments this week to support them with the cost of living.

“Child Benefit is an extremely important income support that reaches hundreds of thousands of hardworking families. Child benefit has always been a universal payment and that is something which I strongly believe needs to be safeguarded going forward. While some parties ideology is solely grounded in targeted supports, I strongly believe in a combination of universal and target supports. Many middle income families are also finding it difficult right now in meeting their bills.

“This extra child benefit payment will be received in people’s bank accounts from tomorrow. It follows the €200 Cost of Living Payment in April, which supported 1.3 million pensioners, carers, people with disabilities and working families,” Senator Cummins said.

Minister for Social Protection, Heather Humphreys said: “I’m pleased to confirm that I have co-signed the regulations along with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe, which will put this €100 increase into effect.

“Parents who receive the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance will also receive an additional €100 for each child this summer.

“This package of measures, in addition to the €2.2 billion of supports secured as part of Budget 2023, underlines our continued commitment to address the increased cost of living being experienced by families.”

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