#Budget2020: Doherty promises 'maximum impact for families' in detail of €21.2bn Social Welfare budget  Irish ExaminerView full coverage on Google News
Headline #Budget2020: Doherty promises 'maximum impact for families' in detail of €21.2bn Social Welfare budgetMinister for Social Protection Regina Doherty has announced details of the €21.2bn to be spent on Social Welfare in 2020.

#Budget2020: Doherty promises 'maximum impact for families' in detail of €21.2bn Social Welfare budget

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will receive an increase of €690 million, with the Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform describing the allocation as more moderate and targeted than previous years.The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection will receive an increase of €690 million, with the Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform describing the allocation as more moderate and targeted than previous years.

Social welfare budget receives 'moderate' allocation

Fuel Allowance recipients currently get €22.50 per week for 28 weeks, meaning it will now rise to €24.50 per week for eligible recipientsTHE Fuel Allowance will rise by €2 per week next year, it’s been confirmed. Fuel Allowance recipients currently get €22.50 per week for 28 weeks, meaning it will now rise to €24.50 per week f…

Budget 2020 - Fuel Allowance goes up by €2 per week to €24.50 from January 2020 benefiting 370,000 Irish households

The budget was 'very disappointing' according to a Jobseeker's Allowance recipient who says he doesn't get invited anywhere because everyone knows he doesn't have the money to attend.The budget was 'very disappointing' according to a Jobseeker's Allowance recipient who says he doesn't get invited anywhere because everyone knows he doesn't have the money to attend.

'It was an insult when all I saw was €2 a week, it's a disgrace' - Jobseeker's Allowance recipient on Budget 2020 disappointment - Independent.ie

“So a lot happening today - but Irish Budget interesting, based on No Deal as central assumption. €1 billion , €410 million is for social protection/ welfare. No Deal Brexit sees 3.8% hit to GDP (similar to IFS UK number) and 2% hit to jobs over 5 years:”

Faisal Islam on Twitter: "So a lot happening today - but Irish Budget interesting, based on No Deal as central assumption. €1 billion , €410 million is for social protection/ welfare. No Deal Brexit sees 3.8% hit to GDP (similar to IFS UK number) and 2% hit to jobs over 5 years:… https://t.co/Sp5Fmff5Fq"

“.@FineGael make token climate efforts. €9m on cycling will only fund one good urban route. €3m on new green agri pilot but @agriculture_ie spends more on office equipment. €6m on #JustTransition within a social welfare budget of €21 billion. #WeNeedToMakeABiggerLeap”

Eamon Ryan on Twitter: ".@FineGael make token climate efforts. €9m on cycling will only fund one good urban route. €3m on new green agri pilot but @agriculture_ie spends more on office equipment. €6m on #JustTransition within a social welfare budget of €21 billion. #WeNeedToMakeABiggerLeap… https://t.co/cyLBBbtit5"

“Joan Burton, the former Social Protection Minister, in Dáil now going strong on the social welfare measures in this budget. Remind me again what she did when Minister for Social Protection? #budget2020”

Catherine Murphy on Twitter: "Joan Burton, the former Social Protection Minister, in Dáil now going strong on the social welfare measures in this budget. Remind me again what she did when Minister for Social Protection? #budget2020"

“Blanket social welfare increase in Budget ruled out via @RTENewsNow https://t.co/V7MkDDj3S2”

Mícheál Lehane on Twitter: "Blanket social welfare increase in Budget ruled out via @RTENewsNow https://t.co/V7MkDDj3S2"