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Supplementary Welfare Schemes

Overview Document Overview of the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme Describes the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme including the basic payment and supplements under the scheme.

Alocaţia socială suplimentară
Alocaţia socială suplimentară (Supplementary Welfare Allowance - SWA) asigură o alocaţie săptămânală de bază ca drept pentru persoanele eligibile cu venituri reduse sau fără venituri.

Administration of the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme
Department of Social Protection representatives (formerly known as Community Welfare Officers (CWOs)) are responsible for the day to day administration of the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme. Find out about their role and responsibilities.

Exceptional and urgent needs payments
Outlines the rules, regulations and application procedure involved in applying for an exceptional needs or emergency payment. Including help with funeral costs and fuel bills. To get this payment you must be in urgent need or have little or no means.

Diet and heating supplements
Additional weekly supplements for special diets and heating requirements are available in Ireland under the Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme.

Mortgage Interest Supplement
Mortgage Interest Supplement provides short-term support to help you pay your mortgage interest repayments.From 1 January 2014, the Mortgage Interest Supplement scheme is closed to new entrants and no new applications will be accepted from this date.

Calculating Mortgage Interest Supplement
Shows you how to calculate Mortgage Interest Supplement.

Ajutor suplimentar pentru chirie
Persoanele care primesc ajutor social sau ajutor din partea Administraţiei medicale se pot califica pentru ajutorul suplimentar pentru chirie, asigurând-se astfel că, după plata chiriei, venitul lor nu scade sub nivelul minim.

Calculating Rent Supplement
Shows you the steps involved in calculating your Rent Supplement.

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance
The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance is paid each year to families on certain social welfare and other benefits. The scheme helps families with the cost of sending children back to school.
This document is in: Social Welfare > Social welfare payments > Families and children

Humanitarian Assistance Scheme
This scheme provides emergency financial assistance to households who are not in a position to meet costs for essential needs immediately after flooding.

Rent Supplement and changes to your circumstances
If your circumstances change while you are getting Rent Supplement you may have your payment reduced or you may no longer be eligible for it. This document outlines what happens to your Rent Supplement payment in some common situations.

Rent Supplement limits
Rent Supplement limits are periodically revised. This document contains historic limits.

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