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Thousands of Irish Households to Get Fuel Allowance Assistance

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Thousands of Irish households will be due a €100 one-off payment next month, the Government has confirmed.

The payment – which makes up just over three weeks of the weekly €33 payment – will be paid to 372,000 recipients “in the middle of May”, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed.

The Government have confirmed that Fuel Allowance recipients will get the lump sum as part of a raft of new cost of living measures.

The Fuel Allowance season runs for 28 weeks from the end of September to early April.

Back at the start of March, all those in receipt of the payment got a one-off €125 payment amid the cost of living crisis.

Energy bills have continued to skyrocket since – with several major suppliers confirming price hikes from this month.

VAT on electricity and gas likely to be slashed from from 13.5 per cent to 9% from the start of May until the end of October, which Minister Donohoe said will save households €50 per year on gas and €70 annually on electricity.

The Public Service Obligation Levy (PSO), which goes towards creating sustainable energy, will be set to zero by October 2022, a saving of €58 per year for households.

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