Question Pension Increase for Spouse

Discussion in 'Budget 2017' started by roker, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. roker

    roker Frequent Poster

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    My wife has her pension allowance with mine as a dependent relative, will the €5 increase be for both of us ie x 2 = €10?
     
  2. gipimann

    gipimann Frequent Poster

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    The DSP budget factsheet indicates that the increase for qualified adult rates will be €3.30pw. So your total increase will be €8.30pw.
    A link to SW Rates 2017 is at the bottom of this webpage

    http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Budget-2017.aspx
     
  3. roker

    roker Frequent Poster

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    Where did you get €3.30 from, it says €5 ? And 2 x 3.30 = 6.60
     
  4. gipimann

    gipimann Frequent Poster

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    A pensioner, claiming for him/herself and a qualified adult will receive a €5 increase for themselves and a €3.30 increase for their qualified adult.

    The SW Rates sheet shows the 2016 and 2017 rates, including the increases for qualified adult dependants, that's where I found the €3.30 amount. It's not mentioned in the main text of the factsheet.

    For example, State Contributory Pension rates are:

    State Pension (Contributory)
    Under Age 80

    Personal Rate €233.30 (2016 rate) €238.30 (2017 rate)
    Qualified Adult €155.50 (2016 rate) €158.80 (2017 rate)

    The total pension increase is €5 + €3.30 = €8.30pw