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# maternity-benefit - All time

'Have you tried actually applying for something with the Public Services Card? It's a painful experience'
# Tangled Up In Red
# Tangled Up In Red

'Have you tried actually applying for something with the Public Services Card? It's a painful experience'

Oct 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 30,987 Views 72 Comments

It’s hard to think of one way that the expansion of the card is making life easier for citizens.

Mothers of premature babies to be given extended paid maternity leave
# Paid Leave
# Paid Leave

Mothers of premature babies to be given extended paid maternity leave

Oct 3rd 2017, 8:18 PM 26,691 Views 14 Comments

The additional period will be the number of weeks from the premature baby’s date of birth up to two weeks before the expected date of birth.

'It's absolutely crazy, it really is' - high staff turnover in Donegal blamed for maternity benefit backlog
# Overdue
# Overdue

'It's absolutely crazy, it really is' - high staff turnover in Donegal blamed for maternity benefit backlog

May 14th 2017, 10:00 AM 22,839 Views 31 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has apologised for the ‘unacceptable’ delay being seen in the delivery of maternity benefits.

Government apologises for backlog in maternity benefit payments
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Government apologises for backlog in maternity benefit payments

May 10th 2017, 8:59 AM 10,650 Views 18 Comments

Leo Varadkar said online applications are processed ‘much quicker’ than paperwork.

Maternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by 'a number of months'
# Overdue
# Overdue

Maternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by 'a number of months'

Apr 24th 2017, 6:20 AM 35,775 Views 18 Comments

A Department of Social Protection official has said “it is not possible to give an accurate date” for the process of backlogged maternity claims.

FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?

Apr 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 74,174 Views 26 Comments

Women in Ireland get some of the longest maternity leave periods in Europe – but also some of the lowest-paid.

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home
# Family Visit
# Family Visit

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home

Jan 30th 2017, 2:06 PM 26,712 Views 32 Comments

Mothers who want to leave the EU to travel home can now continue to get maternity leave – which wasn’t the case before now.

Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit
# Not Fair
# Not Fair

Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit

Jul 8th 2015, 8:20 PM 16,391 Views 18 Comments

The woman who brought the case was refused benefits as she did not meet the requirement of having been pregnant.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Dec 8th 2013, 7:59 PM 15,417 Views 3 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the ESB strike being called off, Pat Rabbitte versus Colm Keaveney, and protests in Kiev…

PICS: Pregnant mothers protest against maternity benefit cut outside Dáil
# Maternity Benefit
# Maternity Benefit

PICS: Pregnant mothers protest against maternity benefit cut outside Dáil

Oct 25th 2013, 9:53 PM 15,497 Views 68 Comments

The Social Welfare Bill passed its final stage in the Dáil today though Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said it’s not too late for the government to reverse this cut.

Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts

Oct 25th 2013, 9:51 PM 10,418 Views 88 Comments

The bill now goes to the Seanad the week after next.

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?

Oct 25th 2013, 9:36 AM 15,633 Views 74 Comments

Maternity benefit will be standarised at €230 per week for new claimants from January.

Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 3:51 PM 18,566 Views 87 Comments

Brendan Howlin’s announcement of a review of all medical cards was greeted with jeers from members of the opposition parties.