5% reduction in social welfare rates, which would affect the One Parent Family Payment as well as other social welfare payments
Child Benefit – a proposed reduction in the rate from €166 to €136 a month per child. This would be the standard flat rate for all dependent children. There would not be an increased rate of child benefit for the third child or subsequent children, as it currently exists.
Proposal that double payments will come to an end:
FIS: It is proposed that for those already in receipt of a social welfare payment, such as the One Parent Family Payment then they would be not be eligible for a second social welfare payment such as FIS.
CE Schemes: The proposal is that double payments will not be made, so for those currently on a CE scheme and receiving the One Parent Family Payment they will not be affected whilst on their current placements but this will change if their placement is renewed or if they change placement. For new CE participants who start a scheme the proposal is that they will not receive both payments.