The state will no longer pay the same parental allowance to all parents. The new rules that come into force in January will give more to parents who worked before their child was born.
The parental allowance is paid to parents until their child turns three years of age. Currently, a parent receives €220.7 per month regardless of whether they worked or not before the child was born.
As of January, the allowance will increase for everyone, but there will be a distinction. A lower parental allowance of €270 will go to those who did not work before their child was born. Those who were employed will get €100 more - €370.
7. Oct 2019 at 21:52 | Compiled by Spectator staff