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Age Action welcomes double Fuel Allowance payment

Published 28/02/2018

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Age Action has warmly welcomed the announcement by Minister Regina Doherty TD that there will be a double payment in the Fuel Allowance this week to help pensioners on low incomes heat their homes.

Minister Regina Doherty
Minister Regina Doherty TD

Justin Moran, Head of Advocacy and Communications with Age Action, said: “The decision by Minister Regina Doherty TD to issue a double Fuel Allowance payment will be warmly welcomed by tens of thousands of pensioners on low incomes.

“The most important thing for older people in this weather is to stay as warm as possible. But even at the best of times many are worried about the cost of heating their homes.

“The double payment in the Fuel Allowance will reassure them that they can afford to keep the heat on in a week when they really need it.”

The Fuel Allowance is a means-tested, weekly, payment of €22.50 made to 338,000 households to help them heat their homes during the coldest months.

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Summer Raffle Winners

Congratulation to the winners of the 2018 Summer Raffle and to all those who supported this year’s campaign. We are so grateful to the many hundreds of people who support us and with your help we raised over €17,000 for our work with older people.

1st

M Kelly

Co Dublin

2nd         

S Rush

Co Dublin

3rd

E Corbett

Co Mayo

Sellers Prize

M Mc Loughlin

Co Mayo

Thank you to all who supported the raffle, this is one of our biggest and most reliable fundraisers, so your support makes all the difference

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