How much do you get on social welfare in Ireland?

Your rate of payment will depend on your income and the outcome of the means assessment. If you have no means, are aged 25 or over, and you are single, you will get the full weekly payment of €203.

An increase is payable for each child dependant if you are getting an increase for a qualified adult. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate increase for a qualified child dependant.

The current rates are as follows.

Jobseeker’s Allowance RatesRate
Full personal payment (25 or over)€203
Personal Rate 18-24€112.70
Extra payment for qualified adult€134.70
Extra payment for qualified adult (18-24)€112.70
Extra payment for qualified child under 12€38.00 (full-rate), €19.00 (half-rate)
Extra payment for qualified child 12 and over€45.00 (Full rate), €22.50 (half rate)


Some jobseekers aged 18 to 24 can qualify for full-rate Jobseeker’s Allowance. Details are in the link below.