Budget 2017 was announced on 11 October 2016. A €5 per week increase in the State Contributory Pension was announced. The rates are per the table below. Further information on budget 2017 is available from http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/money_and_tax/budget_2017.html and further information on social welfare rates generally is available from http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/a-retired-or-an-older-person.aspx.
|Maximum Weekly Rates 2017||Personal rate||Increase for a qualified adult||Qualified Child Increase|
|Under Age 80||€238.30||€158.80 (under age 66)||€29.80|
|Age 80 and over||€248.30||€213.50 (66 or over)|