Fuel Allowance Extended By A Week

Clare Labour TD Michael McNamara has welcomed the decision by the Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, to extend the fuel allowance by a week due to the unseasonable weather across the county and country.

Mr McNamara said: "The unseasonably bad weather means people will need to heat their home for longer than expected, and Minister Burton has responded to the situation with impeccable speed, extending the fuel allowance by a week.

"The 410,000 recipients of the fuel allowance will be paid automatically and will not have to worry about applying for the extra week, which will begin on April 8th.

"I am sure that this decision will be of comfort to the many low-income households that depend on this allowance, and I would like to commend the Minister on her decision today."


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