Over 42,000 people in Kerry to receive increased Christmas Bonus

42,239 people across Kerry will begin to receive the increased Christmas Bonus payment from next Monday. Social Welfare That’s according to Labour TD Arthur Spring who says it will be paid to all people who are long-term welfare recipients, including pensioners, lone parents, jobseekers, carers and people with disabilities. Deputy Spring says the improving economic picture has enabled the Government to pay a 75% Bonus to social welfare recipients this year. He says local shops and businesses will benefit as the increase in the Christmas bonus will give recipients additional spending power in the month of December.