Annex C

Table 1

Increases in Maximum Weekly Rates of Social Insurance from January 2004
Present
New
Rate
Rate
Personal and Qualified Adult Rates
Retirement Pension/Old Age Contributory Pension:
(i) Under 80:
Personal rate 157.30 167.30
Person with qualified adult under 66 262.10 278.80
Person with qualified adult 66 or over 278.80 296.50
(ii) 80 or over:
Personal rate 163.70 173.70
Person with qualified adult under 66 268.50 285.20
Person with qualified adult 66 or over 285.20 302.90
Widow's/Widower's Contributory Pension:
(i) Under 66 130.30 140.30
(ii) 66 and under 80 155.80 167.30
(iii) 80 or over 162.20 173.70
Invalidity Pension:
(i) Under 65:
Personal rate 130.30 140.30
Person with qualified adult under 66 223.30 240.40
Person with qualified adult 66 or over 243.40 269.50
(ii) 65 and under 80:
Personal rate 157.30 167.30
Person with qualified adult under 66 250.30 267.40
Person with qualified adult 66 or over 270.40 296.50
(iii) 80 or over:
Personal rate 163.70 173.70
Person with qualified adult under 66 256.70 273.80
Person with qualified adult 66 or over 276.80 302.90
Carers Benefit
Personal rate 139.70 149.70
Occupational Injuries Benefit - Death Benefit Pension:
(i) Personal rate under 66 153.60 163.60
(ii) Personal rate 66 and under 80 161.70 171.70
(iii) Personal rate 80 or over* 161.70 173.70
Occupational Injuries Benefit - Disablement Pension:
Personal rate 155.90 165.90
Disability / Unemployment Benefit:
Personal rate 124.80 134.80
Person with qualified adult 207.60 224.20
Injury Benefit/Health and Safety Benefit:
Personal rate 124.80 134.80
Person with qualified adult 207.60 224.20
Orphan's Contributory Allowance 97.00 107.00
* from May 2004

 

Table 2

 

Increases in Maximum Weekly Rates of Social Assistance from January 2004

Present
New
Rate
Rate
Personal and Qualified Adult Rates
Old Age Non-Contributory Pension:
(i) Under 80:
Personal rate 144.00 154.00
Person with qualified adult 239.20 255.80
(ii) 80 or over:
Personal rate 150.40 160.40
Person with qualified adult 245.60 262.20
Blind Person's Pension:
(i) Under 66:
Personal rate 124.80 134.80
Person with qualified adult under 66 207.60 224.20
Person with qualified adult 66 or over 220.00 236.60
(ii) 66 and under 80:
Personal rate 144.00 154.00
Person with qualified adult under 66 226.80 243.40
Person with qualified adult 66 or over 239.20 255.80
(iii) 80 or over:
Personal rate 150.40 160.40
Person with qualified adult under 66 233.20 249.80
Person with qualified adult 66 or over 245.60 262.20
Widow's/Widower's Non-Contributory Pension:
(i) Under 66 124.80 134.80
(ii) 66 and under 80 144.00 154.00
(iii) 80 or over 150.40 160.40
One-Parent Family Payment:
(including one child)
(i) Under 66 144.10 154.10
(ii) 66 or over 163.30 173.30
Carer's Allowance:
(i) Under 66 129.60 139.60
(ii) 66 or over 147.80 157.80
Disability Allowance
Personal rate 124.80 134.80
Personal with qualified adult 207.60 224.20
Supplementary Welfare Allowance:
Personal rate 124.80 134.80
Person with qualified adult 207.60 224.20
Unemployment Assistance:
Personal rate 124.80 134.80
Person with qualified adult 207.60 224.20
Pre-Retirement Allowance / Farm Assist
Personal rate 124.80 134.80
Person with qualified adult 207.60 224.20
Orphan's Non-Contributory Pension 97.00 107.00

 

Table 3

Increases in Monthly Rates of Child Benefit from April 2004

Present
New
Rate
Rate
Child Benefit
(i) First and Second Children 125.60 131.60
(ii) Third and Subsequent Children 157.30 165.30

 

Table 4

Increases in Maximum Weekly Rates of Health Allowances from January 2004

Present
New
Rate
Rate
Supplementary Allowance payable to Blind Persons
in receipt of a Blind Pension
(i) Blind Pensioner 38.80 41.90
(ii) Blind Married Couple 77.60 83.80
Infectious Diseases Maintenance Allowance
(i) Personal Rate 124.80 134.80
(ii) Person with qualified adult 208.80 224.20