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# Social Protection

Last week
7th July 2024 - 13th July 2024
Budget 2025 to prioritise carers, those with a disability, working families and pensioners
Pay-Related Benefit to commence later this year with PRSI hikes kicking in from October
This year
Changes announced to scheme that pays companies up to €10,000 for recruiting long-term unemployed
Sinn Féin says plans to means test asylum seekers should go further and include medical cards
Politicians urged to 'get the bill done' ahead of Dáil debate on auto-enrolment pension scheme
Mother of child with serious medical conditions has care allowance refusal quashed at High Court
Social Protection Minister publishes Bill reforming child maintenance to benefit lone parents
'Landmark' reforms to child maintenance system to benefit over 16,000 single parents
Last year
Sliding scale of jobseekers payment approved with PRSI hikes on the cards
Government plans to extend child benefit to over-18s still in school as part of Budget
650,000 families to receive an additional €100 per child in benefit payments today
Budget 2024 will include social welfare payment increases, says minister
Unemployed who worked 5 years or more before losing job to get €450 per week under Govt plan
Minister indicates targeted and universal cost-of-living measures on the cards as talks intensify
All time
Proposed overhaul of jobseeker's benefit would directly link payment to previous earnings
Social welfare supports of €141.4m provided to Ukrainians this year
Ministers announce payment dates for social protection supports introduced in Budget
Some applicants waiting up to 8 weeks for emergency welfare payment
Govt won't be dropping motorway tolls as part of its plan to tackle the cost-of-living surge
Proposals on possible pension age increase to go to Govt before summer recess, says minister
Thousands of people with alopecia can benefit from €500 grant to buy wig
Up to €14,000 can be earned in rent by social welfare recipients under newly agreed rules
'Insanity': Criticism as unemployment benefit to be paid at post offices rather than online
Government to keep 'open mind' on committee recommendation to maintain state pension at age 66
Jobseekers payments to return to post offices following lifting of Covid restrictions
Christmas payment will be paid to 1.4 million social welfare recipients next week
New unemployment payment linked to past working history pushed out to 2023
Gardaí in Cork arrest and charge man for alleged PUP and social welfare fraud
Number of PUP recipients falls below 400,000 for the first time this year
'Sophisticated' scam involves people receiving phone calls from bogus department official
480,000 workers to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
Almost half a million people to receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment tomorrow
Social welfare rights for UK citizens in Ireland and vice versa officially unaffected despite Brexit
Over 1.6 million to get Christmas Bonus this week, as those receiving Covid PUP drops slightly
Pandemic Unemployment Payment arrears to be paid to 286,000 recipients today
Heather Humphreys: 'If you're permanently unemployed, then you should be looking for work'
Over a million people in Ireland receiving some sort of State income support
Regina Doherty defends pandemic payment but admits system isn't 'perfect'
Tax revenues last month almost €1 billion lower than March last year
There have been 58,000 applications for the Covid-19 unemployment payment