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Building Better Social Protection For All

4 October, 2021


This document outlines Sinn Féin’s Alternative Budget for Social Protection which would tackle poverty and address the cost of living by building better Social Protection for all. Sinn Féin’s proposals include a €10 increase across working age social welfare payments, the right to a state pension at 65, increasing the annual Carer Support Grant, raising income thresholds for Carers Allowance, extending the Fuel Allowance season and increasing Fuel Energy eligibility, among other detailed and fully costed policies to reform our Social Protection system and to create a much fairer society that works for ordinary workers and families.