Nearly 23,000 Kerry people will see an increase in their pension this week.
From today, the State Pension will be increased by €5 per week for those on maximum weekly rates, with proportionate increases for those on reduced rates.
Junior Minister for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, says pensioners make a significant contribution to our society.
He says these supports are part of a raft of measures to create a brighter future for those who need it most in our communities here in Kerry.
Minister Griffin adds there will also be a €5 increase in the maximum rate of all weekly payments for lone parents, jobseekers, carers, people with disabilities, widows, and people on employment programmes.