- Thursday 17 August 2023
What is the Household Benefits Package?
The Household Benefits Package is a package of allowances per household which help you with the costs of running your household. The total package is worth €580.
You must be a full-time resident in the Republic of Ireland to receive this allowance and only one member of a household can qualify for Household Benefits. There are two allowances: the Electricity or Gas Allowance and the Free Television Licence.
Electricity or Gas Allowance: Worth €420: Electricity Allowance of €35 monthly (€1.15 per day) or Natural Gas Allowance of €35 monthly (€1.15 per day)
Free Television License: Worth €160: Free Television License
Who is eligible?
You may get Household Benefits if:
- You are aged over 70
- You are aged between 66 and 70 and are getting a state pension
- You are aged between 66 and 70 and are not getting a state pension but satisfy a means test
How can you apply?
Apply online at MyWelfare.ie here.
If you prefer to mail in your application, or if you'd like to learn more, please visit Citizen's Information here.
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