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# disability-allowance - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

Thousands of people didn't get their disability payments this morning

The Department has apologised and said everyone due a payment should have it by tomorrow.

# disability-allowance - Monday 15 April, 2013

Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut - I can't take any more

The mobility grant gave me and my husband the chance to lead independent lives, with dignity, writes Miriam Murphy, who says this government are chipping away at the help for people with disabilities.

# disability-allowance - Thursday 6 December, 2012

Readers’ panel: On disability allowance

Elizabeth has not seen anything in the Budget that she believes will help her get the operation she needs or help her disabled son.

# disability-allowance - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Readers' Panel Part Two: What are you expecting from the Budget?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of today’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# disability-allowance - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Hundreds waiting over a year to appeal refused disability allowance

Figures released by Joan Burton show 4,169 are appealing a refusal, with 321 of them waiting over a year for it.

# disability-allowance - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Kenny says AIB mortgage hike necessary to avoid further taxpayer bailout

Enda Kenny says AIB needs to return to profitability if it is to avoid needing further State support.

Burton 'playing politics with people's fears' over proposed disability cut

The Social Protection Minister has been advised of a proposal to cut disability allowance payments for under 18s in the forthcoming budget, the second leak in two weeks from her department.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# disability-allowance - Wednesday 8 August, 2012

Willie O'Dea says Burton 'continues to mislead' over disability allowance cuts

Fianna Fáil TD said the Minister for Social Protection should be upfront about changes to criteria for the allowance and explain application refusals and delays.

# disability-allowance - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Burton: No plans to change disability allowance eligibility

The Minister noted a surge in applications for disability allowance, but denied any changes in criteria or conditions.

# disability-allowance - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance Carers This post contains images

In pictures: Burton confronted outside Dáil over domiciliary care allowance

Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted that there are no plans to reduce the allowance paid to carers of severely disabled children amid fears that some families could lose out.

# disability-allowance - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Plans to extend JobBridge to people with disabilities confirmed

The Minister for Social Protection has said plans to extend the National Internship Scheme to people claiming Disability Allowance should be revealed in the coming weeks.

# disability-allowance - Thursday 8 December, 2011

TDs begin debating Budget 2012's social welfare cuts

The Social Welfare Bill 2011 will be voted on by TDs tomorrow – but former Labour TDs Penrose and Nulty have broken ranks again.

Bishops urge government to abandon cuts to child benefit

At their winter meeting, the Irish Bishops’ Conference welcomes the U-turn on disability benefit – but remain concerned.

# disability-allowance - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

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Winners and losers of Budget 2012: In pictures

There was plenty at stake in the austere Budget presented by Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan over the past two days. This slideshow will fill you in…

# disability-allowance - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: Full-time carer

Ann Hughes had been concerned that Carer’s Allowance would be cut. The government left it alone – but there were other changes which will still affect her.

# disability-allowance - Friday 18 November, 2011

Budget leaks: Social welfare to bear burden of cuts, Government tells EU Exclusive

Leaked draft documents seen by indicate that the social protection budget will be heavily targeted.

# disability-allowance - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Norris received TCD disability pension because of Hepatitis diagnosis

David Norris confirms he received a disability pension from Trinity College, after being diagnosed with Hepatitis in 1994.

# disability-allowance - Sunday 2 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# disability-allowance - Tuesday 22 February, 2011

Catholic bishops warn of violence in aftermath of financial crisis

The bishops have criticised cuts in the minimum wage and say that the new government needs to learn from the “wrongs of the past”.