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Supporting Workers and Families through Social Protection

26 September, 2022

This document outlines Sinn Féin’s Alternative Budget social protection proposals to support workers and families. Our measures include increasing core social welfare rates by €17.50 per week, introduced across two phases in 2022 and 2023; increasing payment rates for disability-related supports to €20 per week; increasing the Carer’s Support Grant to €2,000 per year and introducing a State Pension for Longstanding Carers among others. In addition to our proposed measures for 2023, we are putting forward a cost-of-living package which would take effect from Budget day, and which would provide a range of immediate supports for households across the State.