Christmas Bonus to be paid to social welfare recipients this week

Christmas Bonus to be paid to social welfare recipients this week

The Christmas Bonus is to be paid to 1.2 million social welfare recipients by the end of this week.

The payment will be made to pensioners, people with disabilities, carers, lone parents, long-term unemployed and other recipients.

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar welcomed the payment, saying it represents an injection into the economy, in particular into the retail sector, of €221m.

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