Application of the Scheme to 14 Adjoining institutions
Following a recommendation from the Ombudsman, the government decided that women who worked in the laundries of the 12 'Magdalen' institutions but who were resident in one of 14 adjoining institutions could also apply for the scheme. To make this possible, an addendum to the terms of the 2013 ex gratia scheme
was published in 2018.
Rates of payment
The government decided in November 2013 that the Department of Social Protection (DSP) should make the weekly payments to the relevant women.
The rate of payment is based on social welfare payments you are currently getting. This ensures that:
if you are under age 66 years, you will receive payment of €100 per week
if you are aged 66 or over, you will receive payment equivalent to the maximum State Pension Contributory rate. This rate increased to €265.30 from 5 January 2023 in line with increase to State Pension Contributory
If your lump sum payment was more than €50,000, you may also receive the lump sum balance as a weekly payment from DSP
Please print and fill in the application form applicable to you:
If you were in one of the 12 Magdalen Institutions under the 2013 Scheme, see here: