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#Social Welfare

# social-welfare - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial ‘gadget allergy’ Benefits Of The Doubt

French woman gets €200/week disability allowance for controversial ‘gadget allergy’

Marine Richard has a condition known as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.

# social-welfare - Friday 21 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think gardaí should be used to interview social welfare claimants? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gardaí should be used to interview social welfare claimants?

One woman said it made her feel “like a criminal”.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants Dole

Gardaí are being used to interview social welfare claimants

The move has been described as an “absolute disgrace” by one politician.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Overpaid in social welfare payments? The government will seek you out Cash Back Please

Overpaid in social welfare payments? The government will seek you out

Guides have been launched to help people understand their rights when the department comes knocking for their money back.

# social-welfare - Thursday 16 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Partner of murdered man asked to produce news clipping to prove his death Red Tape

Partner of murdered man asked to produce news clipping to prove his death

Catherine Danaher was told she would need a a death certificate, memorial card, or newspaper clipping to prove her partner’s passing.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Romanian national falsely claimed social welfare 463 times Jailed

Romanian national falsely claimed social welfare 463 times

The 32-year-old stole at least €85,000 from the State, and has been jailed for three years.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed Courts

Social welfare fraudster caught by facial recognition software is jailed

The man has led a ‘sad life’ the court heard.

# social-welfare - Friday 3 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael TD hits out at people ‘stacking up their trolleys with drink’ No Need For It

Fine Gael TD hits out at people ‘stacking up their trolleys with drink’

Catherine Byrne said people in society have a responsibility to pay their way.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou and Joan just had ANOTHER showdown in the Dáil Lone Parents

Mary Lou and Joan just had ANOTHER showdown in the Dáil

McDonald accused Burton of being “anti-women”, who in turn said Sinn Féin has no serious policies.

# social-welfare - Thursday 25 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou says Joan Burton is ‘giving two fingers’ to the public Flipping The Bird

Mary Lou says Joan Burton is ‘giving two fingers’ to the public

The Tánaiste’s own comments came back to haunt her today.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for ‘giving two fingers to their neighbours’ Parliamentary Language

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for ‘giving two fingers to their neighbours’

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

# social-welfare - Thursday 28 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie €96m could have been overspent in dole payments Social Welfare Fraud

€96m could have been overspent in dole payments

Also, 62 cases of people “claiming multiple identities” cost taxpayers a LOT of money.

# social-welfare - Friday 24 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Young man takes on social welfare for ‘age discrimination’ over reduced dole Unemployed Help

Young man takes on social welfare for ‘age discrimination’ over reduced dole

By-election candidate Adrienne Wallace says there would be outrage if ‘women or black people had to accept a lower rate’.

# social-welfare - Friday 17 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie TDs experience what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet on social welfare Willie O'dole

TDs experience what it’s like to struggle to make ends meet on social welfare

Willie O’Dea is one of four TDs taking part in TV3’s ‘Dáil on the Dole’ series.

# social-welfare - Friday 27 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Disappointment at “unusual” news that rent supplement limits won’t be increased No Change

Disappointment at “unusual” news that rent supplement limits won’t be increased

The Department of Social Protection said that increasing them could lead to rental inflation.

# social-welfare - Saturday 7 February, 2015

‘Opening a business is risky. It’s time self-employed people had a safety net’

The Small Firms Association wants self-employed people to be allowed make voluntary contributions to PRSI.

# social-welfare - Monday 2 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now Angry At The System

Opinion: I never knew how easy it was to become homeless in Ireland until now

I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that a mere three weeks could change my life so drastically.

# social-welfare - Thursday 29 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Some Leaving Cert students don’t get Child Benefit – because of their age Kids And Money

Some Leaving Cert students don’t get Child Benefit – because of their age

This Senator thinks that should change.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie People from which country got the most PPS numbers in Ireland last year? Employment

People from which country got the most PPS numbers in Ireland last year?

That doesn’t include Ireland, of course.

# social-welfare - Sunday 18 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie JobBridge interns used to teach jobseeker classes Jobs Club

JobBridge interns used to teach jobseeker classes

An internal audit flagged that the practice was taking place at Jobs Club classes.

# social-welfare - Friday 9 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘Dear Joan: Today, I sat in a dole office and cried to a complete stranger through a glass partition’ Social Welfare

‘Dear Joan: Today, I sat in a dole office and cried to a complete stranger through a glass partition’

An open letter to the Minister for Social Protection: “I left that office embarrassed, angry, degraded, and a shadow of the educated, confident woman I am meant to be.”

# social-welfare - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie There will be no Welfare Wednesday drinks tonight Drinks Promo

There will be no Welfare Wednesday drinks tonight

Owner Gary Payne apologised for using the word ‘welfare’ in the promotion.

# social-welfare - Monday 22 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Appealing a social welfare decision? Sit tight, it’ll be a while Hang In There

Appealing a social welfare decision? Sit tight, it’ll be a while

The average waiting time for a summary decision is seven months.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats Special Investigation Unit

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats

20 gardaí will begin investigating social welfare fraud across the country.

# social-welfare - Saturday 6 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Tayto crisps, Mary Lou McDonald, and U2: The week in numbers

Plus: How many homeowners are more than two years behind with their mortgage repayments?

# social-welfare - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton wants to increase the Christmas Bonus again next year Cash Money

Joan Burton wants to increase the Christmas Bonus again next year

The Tánaiste is in a giving mood and says the partial restoration of the bonus this year is “a start”.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down’ Social Welfare

‘If there were no carers, the cost to the government would bring the system down’

Carers are calling for the respite care grant to be reinstated in 2015.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government funds to pay for funerals halved since 2011 Exceptional Needs Payments

Government funds to pay for funerals halved since 2011

A review of the guidelines for Exceptional Needs Payments was carried out in 2012.

# social-welfare - Monday 17 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Woman awarded €5,000 for not being allowed to do JobBridge internship Single Parent

Woman awarded €5,000 for not being allowed to do JobBridge internship

She was excluded from joining the scheme because she was in receipt of a one-parent family benefit.

# social-welfare - Thursday 23 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Water Charges relief on its way for those not on social welfare Finance Bill

Water Charges relief on its way for those not on social welfare

The Finance Bill introduced today gives effect to measures introduced in Budget 2015.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 68-year-old man arrested in Mayo over substantial social welfare fraud Castlebar

68-year-old man arrested in Mayo over substantial social welfare fraud

He’s expected to appear in court in the next few hours.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how social welfare will look after today No Cuts

Here’s how social welfare will look after today

If you have kids or live alone, it’s some good news.

From TheJournal.ie Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents Budget 2015

Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents

Brendan Howlin sprung the surprise increase this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year Every Little Helps

People on the dole will get a Christmas present from the government this year

The Christmas Bonus will be reintroduced this year – one of two increases in the area of social welfare announced in today’s Budget.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how much money was seized from criminals last year Criminal Assets Bureau

Here’s how much money was seized from criminals last year

CAB released its 2013 Annual Report today.

From TheJournal.ie Pensioners are now having to ‘choose between food and fuel and medication’ Christmas Bonus

Pensioners are now having to ‘choose between food and fuel and medication’

Age Action says it would welcome the return of the Christmas Bonus in next week’s Budget.

# social-welfare - Thursday 18 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month’s Budget? Social Welfare

Could the Christmas Bonus be restored in next month’s Budget?

The Tánaiste wasn’t ruling it out when asked today.

# social-welfare - Saturday 16 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how many construction workers are on the dole Construction

Here’s how many construction workers are on the dole

Despite a recovery, nearly 80,000 workers remain unemployed.

# social-welfare - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Life on the dole – a dark and humorous diary Social Welfare

Life on the dole – a dark and humorous diary

Tobias Kirkner arrived back to Ireland and thought it would be easy to ‘get on the dole’… he was wrong.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie JobBridge is ‘absolutely not’ used by employers to get cheap labour Unemployment

JobBridge is ‘absolutely not’ used by employers to get cheap labour

The Junior Minister for Labour Activation said that any employers who abuse the system will be “taken off”.

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