Existing fuel allowance season extended by 4 weeks

first_imgFacebook Linkedin Covid antibody testing opens to public at Shannon Airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Everything tells us we are moving forward’ Twitter WhatsApp Government announces phased easing of public health restrictions NewsCommunityPoliticsExisting fuel allowance season extended by 4 weeksBy Cian Reinhardt – April 7, 2020 1491 Mass COVID testing to take place at University of Limerick following fresh outbreak of virus among student population center_img Print TAGSCommunityCoronavirusCovid 19Fuel AllowanceLimerick City and CountyNewspolitics Institute of Public Health addresses loneliness as a challenge to national health in light of Covid-19 restrictions Email Limerick health chiefs urge public not to withhold information on virus contacts, as they investigate “complex and serious outbreaks” across midwest region Advertisement Previous articleRadiographers in UHL making everyone smileNext articleThe Easter Bunny given the green light for this weekend Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Winter photo created by Dragana_Gordic – www.freepik.comFINE Gael Minister, Patrick O’Donovan has confirmed the fuel allowance season is to be extended by four weeks for eligible customers.The Limerick County TD has said the extension is in response to the COVID-19 emergency and says his government colleagues have “committed to extending the fuel allowance season by four weeks” which will see the current season run to Friday, May 8 from April 10.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Minister of State said, “At a time where we wish people to stay at home to stay safe, it makes perfect sense to extend the Fuel Season for existing eligible customers on a once-off basis, in order to ensure the most vulnerable groups are provided with additional targeted financial supports in a timely and efficient manner.”O’Donovan noted that the extension will “ensure those in receipt of this payment have one less thing to worry about” and will allow people to stay “safe and warm” at home for the coming period.The Fuel Allowance payment is made to over 370,000 of the most disadvantaged households in the country including pensioners and those with disabilities, who are most at risk of fuel poverty.The current fuel allowance season is paid at a rate of €24.50 per week for 28 weeks, with the current season due to finish on April 10, and will now be extended to Friday, May 8.last_img read more