Let us start 2023 with a tiny bit of good news. In January 2023, Carer’s Allowance, Carer’s Benefit and Disability Allowance increased payments by €12, with proportional increases for qualified adults and people on reduced payment rates. Domiciliary Care Allowance is now €330 per month, a €20.50 increase. Parents who receive the Home Carer Tax Credit will see an additional €100 increase.

There are no changes to the rate of payments in 2023 for the Carer’s Support Grant or Child Benefit.