Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (584)

Thomas Gould

Ceist:

584. Deputy Thomas Gould asked the Minister for Social Protection if the Christmas bonus will be paid in 2020. [27162/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Social)

The Christmas Bonus payment is made to long-term social welfare recipients, such as pensioners, carers, people with disabilities, lone parents and long-term unemployed people who rely wholly or mainly on their social welfare payments for financial support.

As is the case every year, the payment of a Christmas Bonus is a discretionary decision made by Government in the context of the annual Budget process and available resources.  Any decision to pay the bonus this year will be made in an overall budgetary context, and announced as part of Budget 2021 in October.

I trust this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

Question No. 585 answered with Question No. 527.
Question No. 586 answered with Question No. 531.