Thursday, 1 April 2021
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Living Alone Allowance
According to the records of my Department, the person concerned was awarded State Pension (contributory) from 22/08/2012, when they reached 66 years of age. At that time they were also awarded an Increase for Living Alone allowance, at the rate of €7.70.
Their pension award along with additional allowances was confirmed in writing on 23 July 2012.
They continue to be in receipt of this allowance at the now current rate of €19.00.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.