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Government Cost of Living Help

New measures announced by the Government yesterday that may be of use to the Older Community.

  • A €200 energy rebate including VAT being applied to electricity accounts in April to every household in the country is the main plank of the Government’s package.
  • A 20% reduction in public transport fares until the end of the year.
  • €125 payment to the recipients of the fuel allowance, will be paid in early March to 390,000 recipients and
  • A reduction of the Drug Payment Scheme from €144 to €80

See also a few useful sites.

  • Home Energy Grant

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/home-energy-grants/

  • Household Package

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/e87d27-household-benefits-package/

  • Disability Grants

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/6636c-housing-adaptation-grants-for-older-people-and-people-with-a-disability/

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/df6811-disability-allowance/

  • Government free travel

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/9bba61-free-travel-scheme/

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/9a2223-free-travel-pass-how-to-use-it/

  • Pension Information

https://www.gov.ie/en/service/e21eee-state-pension-non-contributory/

Our thanks to Cork County Council Age Friendly Technical Advisor who provided this information and who contributes considerably to our agefriendlyhomes.ie website.

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