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Lump sum payments for the following schemes will be paid the week starting 14 November 2022: 

Residents of nursing homes can keep more of any rental income they get from their principal residence following changes to the Fair Deal Scheme.

You can now register to vote or update the register at any time of the year. New registrations and updates to the existing register can be made online at checktheregister.ie.

The call for the current Back for Business programme is now open. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 6 January 2023.

If you receive a summons to appear in court to face a criminal prosecution, you must now also receive written information about your rights.

The pilot Traveller Apprenticeship Incentivisation Programme has bursaries available for members of the Traveller community to access apprenticeships.

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Most people on a weekly social welfare payment will get a double payment in the week beginning 17 October 2022. This is to help with the cost of living. People getting Illness Benefit do not get a double payment.  The Department of Social Protection has a list of payments that qualify for the double week.

There will be a double Child Benefit payment on 1 November 2022. This means you will get an extra €140 for each child in November. 

During the week starting 14 November 2022, a number of extra once-off payments will be paid: 

Carers who qualify for the Carer’s Support Grant will get a once-off payment of €500 the week starting 21 November 2022. 

The social welfare Christmas Bonus will be paid the week starting 5 December 2022. In 2022, the Christmas Bonus will be double your normal weekly long-term social welfare payment.

Applications for the SUSI student grant 2022/2023 close on Thursday, 3 November 2022. 

Planning permission is no longer needed for solar panels on the roof of your house as long as you meet certain conditions. 

You can now buy a digital stamp from the An Post app. 

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Budget 2023 was announced on 27 September 2022. You can read our summary of changes in:

You can also read a summary of the short-term measures that were announced to help people with the cost of living.

Vouchers for 3 free hot-desk days are available until 31 December 2022.

The COVID-19 Enhanced Illness Benefit has now finished. If you have COVID-19 or have been advised to self-isolate you can apply for Illness Benefit.

Third COVID-19 boosters are now available if you are:

  • 65 or older
  • 12 or older with a weak immune system

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Budget 2023 will be announced on Tuesday 27 September 2022.

Public in-patient hospital charges for children up to 16 have been abolished.

You can buy a site from your local authority at a reduced price and build your home on it under the new  Ready to Build Scheme.

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