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What about my social welfare or disability allowance?

When you switch to SSE Airtricity you’ll still receive your full social welfare or disability allowance, but it won’t appear as a credit on your bill. Instead, the Department of Social Protection will pay it directly into your nominated bank, building society or post office account.

You don't have to do anything - we'll let them know you've switched to us, and they will contact you to set up your payment.

Updates to the annual value of the Electricity and Gas Allowance - September 2011

Electricity Allowance

The annual value of the Electricity Allowance will be adjusted from 2,400 units to 1,800 units effective from September 2011. You will have your rate adjusted to €35.80 per month from Tuesday 6th September 2011.

Gas Allowance

The annual value of the Gas Allowance will be adjusted from €489 to €393 effective from September 2011. You will have your rate adjusted to €32.70 per month from September 2011.

Tip:

You don’t need to wait for your bill to start paying it. Make extra top-up payments at any time using any payment method you like.

Learn more about top-up payments

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