A government decision in November 2013 decided that the Department of Social Protection (DSP) should make the weekly payments (up to €100 if aged under 66 years and up to €230.30* if aged over 66 years) to the relevant women, as recommended by Judge Quirke in the Magdalen Commission Report on the basis that a significant number of these women were already in receipt of payments from the department.
*increased to €248.30 from 28 March 2019 in line with increase to State Pension Contributory
Application of the Scheme to 14 Adjoining institutions
Arising from a recommendation made by the Ombudsman in his report on the operation of the ex gratia Scheme, the government decided in May 2018 to apply the scheme to women who worked in the laundries of the 12 ‘Magdalen’ institutions but who were resident in one of 14 adjoining institutions. In order to apply this decision, an Addendum
to the terms of the 2013 ex gratia scheme was published.
Rates of payment
The level of DSP administrative payment due is calculated based on current DSP payments if applicable, to ensure that customers under age 66 years receive payment of €100 per week while customers over 66 years receive payment of equivalent of State Pension Contributory maximum rate.
For customers where the lump sum payment from DJE exceeded €50,000, they may also be in receipt of a weekly instalment payment from DSP of the balance of the lump sum.
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: