Parents who have a child with additional needs will be receiving their Christmas Bonus the week beginning 6th of December. In 2021, the Christmas Bonus will be 100% of your normal weekly
The minimum payment is €20.
If you are getting 2 payments then you will receive a Christmas Bonus for each payment. For example, a One-Parent Family Payment and the Domiciliary Care Allowance or a half-rate Carer’s Allowance as well as your primary payment.
For parents getting Domiciliary Care Allowance, the bonus will be paid with your monthly payment on 21 December 2021.