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11th Oct 2022

When will parents receive their Double Child Benefit Payment?

Kat O'Connor

Minister Humphreys confirmed payment dates today.

The first double welfare payment will be issued next week.

The new payment was revealed in last month’s budget.

The Cabinet has confirmed the payment will be made on October 17th. Payments will also be made throughout November.

€1.2 billion has been allocated to help support the public during the cost of living crisis.

Minister Heather Humphreys also confirmed parents will be given the double child benefit payment on November 1st.

639,000 families are set to benefit from the double child benefit payment.

Parents have praised the scheme, but believe more needs to be done to help families cope with the ongoing cost of living crisis.

However, many families, who are not entitled to welfare payments, slated the Government because middle-income families are being left behind.

There will also be increases made to the disability support grant in November.

132,000 people on the carer support grant will also receive a €500 lump sum.

You can view the full list of payment dates below:

Week Commencing October 17th:

Autumn Double Lump Sum Payment

November 1st:

Double Child Benefit Payment

Week Commencing November 14th:

€500 Disability Support Grant

€400 Fuel Allowance Lump Sum

€500 Working Family Payment Lump Sum

€200 Living Alone Allowance Lump Sum

Week Commencing November 21st:

€500 Carer’s Support Grant

Week Commencing December 5th:

100% Christmas Bonus