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Living Alone Allowance
The Living Alone Increase is an extra payment for people on social welfare payments who are living alone.
Rules to qualify
If you are 66 years or over and live alone, you will qualify if you are getting one of the following payments
- State Pension (Contributory)
- State Pension (Non-Contributory)
- Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s (Contributory) Pension
- Widow’s/Widower’s Pension under the Occupational Injuries Benefit Scheme
- Incapacity Supplement under the Occupational Injuries Benefit Scheme
- Deserted Wife’s Benefit or Allowance
You will also qualify if you are under 66, live alone and are getting Disability Allowance, Invalidity Pension, Incapacity Supplement or Blind Pension.
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The Living Alone Increase is €9 per week.
How to apply
To apply fill in a Living Alone Increase application form (pdf). Send the completed form to the section of the Department of Social Protection that pays your main pension or benefit.
Your social welfare local office will be able to answer any questions about the Living Alone Increase and can help you complete your form.
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