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#Social Welfare

# social-welfare - Monday 12 July, 2021

New unemployment payment linked to past working history pushed out to 2023
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

New unemployment payment linked to past working history pushed out to 2023

Jul 12th 2021, 4:31 PM 37,442 Views 20 Comments

Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys said today that the plans will not be included in Budget 2022.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms
# Welfare
# Welfare

Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms

Jul 7th 2021, 9:30 PM 25,122 Views 3 Comments

Several families who expected to be given the payment this week have not received it.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Tánaiste expects number of PUP recipients to fall to a third of current level by end of the year
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Tánaiste expects number of PUP recipients to fall to a third of current level by end of the year

Jun 1st 2021, 11:13 PM 8,488 Views 14 Comments

The payment is due to be abolished next February.

Government plans to link unemployment payments to past working history and PRSI contributions
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Government plans to link unemployment payments to past working history and PRSI contributions

Jun 1st 2021, 5:22 PM 43,464 Views 45 Comments

With the phasing out of the PUP, government is keen to bring in pay-related unemployment payments.

# social-welfare - Monday 8 February, 2021

New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

New weekly payment of €203 introduced for 65-year-olds after rise of pension age

Feb 8th 2021, 7:27 AM 156,522 Views 53 Comments

A person in receipt of this payment will not be required to be available for full-time work.

# social-welfare - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Which Budget changes kick in from tomorrow?
# Looking Forwad
# Looking Forwad

Which Budget changes kick in from tomorrow?

Dec 31st 2020, 6:00 AM 41,332 Views 10 Comments

Many changes for Budget 2021 kick in next month.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 9 December, 2020

Self-employed people allowed earn €960 over two months without losing their Pandemic Unemployment Payment
# PUP
# PUP

Self-employed people allowed earn €960 over two months without losing their Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Dec 9th 2020, 4:44 PM 71,526 Views 19 Comments

The move aims to help those who want to take up occasional intermittent work without losing their payment,

# social-welfare - Thursday 3 December, 2020

The largest cohort on the PUP right now? Workers in accommodation and food services
# Out Of Work
# Out Of Work

The largest cohort on the PUP right now? Workers in accommodation and food services

Dec 3rd 2020, 6:30 AM 36,291 Views 7 Comments

Over 102,321 people in the sector are on the payment.

# social-welfare - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Christmas Bonus will be paid to over 1.6 million people in early December

Nov 26th 2020, 8:14 PM 34,004 Views 43 Comments

The bonus will be paid in the week beginning 7 December.

# social-welfare - Monday 9 November, 2020

Over 340,000 receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week as total spend on scheme tops €4 billion
# PUP
# PUP

Over 340,000 receive Pandemic Unemployment Payment this week as total spend on scheme tops €4 billion

Nov 9th 2020, 6:52 PM 23,659 Views 20 Comments

The minister for social protection said the rise in the number of PUP recipients was expected given the Level 5 restrictions in place.

# social-welfare - Monday 19 October, 2020

Highest level of Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be restored to €350 a week
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Highest level of Pandemic Unemployment Payment to be restored to €350 a week

Oct 19th 2020, 10:33 PM 37,751 Views 39 Comments

The payment was cut to a maximum of €300 per week last month.

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment rises by over 15,000
# PUP
# PUP

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment rises by over 15,000

Oct 19th 2020, 2:03 PM 12,263 Views 26 Comments

244,153 people are now in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments
# Budget 2021
# Budget 2021

How the 2021 Budget will impact social welfare payments

Oct 13th 2020, 7:49 PM 44,884 Views 35 Comments

The government released its €17.75 billion Budget package earlier today.

Self-employed people to be allowed claim Covid-19 welfare payment while earning through work
# PUP
# PUP

Self-employed people to be allowed claim Covid-19 welfare payment while earning through work

Oct 13th 2020, 2:34 PM 46,480 Views 17 Comments

The measure was announced as part of Budget 2021 today.

Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus
# PUP
# PUP

Most people on the Pandemic Unemployment Payment will get a Christmas bonus

Oct 13th 2020, 2:29 PM 48,548 Views 27 Comments

The announcement that those on the PUP in December will receive a Christmas bonus was part of Budget 2021 announced today.

# social-welfare - Monday 12 October, 2020

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment jumps by over 23,000
# PUP
# PUP

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment jumps by over 23,000

Oct 12th 2020, 1:41 PM 18,136 Views 26 Comments

228,858 people are now in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.

Social welfare payments will be paid weekly again from the beginning of November
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Social welfare payments will be paid weekly again from the beginning of November

Oct 12th 2020, 7:39 AM 57,126 Views 42 Comments

The move was welcomed by An Post and the postmasters union.

# social-welfare - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Data watchdog has 'serious doubts' over whether social welfare inspectors acted lawfully at airports
# Data Collection
# Data Collection

Data watchdog has 'serious doubts' over whether social welfare inspectors acted lawfully at airports

Jul 30th 2020, 1:14 PM 16,813 Views 38 Comments

The Data Protection Commission is seeking further clarity from the department over the actions of social welfare inspectors at airports.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

'There is no agenda here': Taoiseach open to a review of PUP cases that were cut off due to travel
# Penalised
# Penalised

'There is no agenda here': Taoiseach open to a review of PUP cases that were cut off due to travel

Jul 28th 2020, 3:22 PM 14,380 Views 51 Comments

A number of concerns about how welfare payments were cut if citizens travelled abroad have been raised.

Department of Social Protection: 'The PUP is not paid to people who leave the country to live elsewhere, or who go on holidays abroad'
# Covid PUP
# Covid PUP

Department of Social Protection: 'The PUP is not paid to people who leave the country to live elsewhere, or who go on holidays abroad'

Jul 28th 2020, 10:31 AM 27,969 Views 97 Comments

The Department said that the vast majority of welfare payments that were ceased were to people who left the country “permanently”.

# social-welfare - Monday 27 July, 2020

Decision to cut welfare payments after recipients' holidays abroad criticised as 'unfair and discriminatory'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Decision to cut welfare payments after recipients' holidays abroad criticised as 'unfair and discriminatory'

Updated Jul 27th 2020, 1:20 PM 90,907 Views 241 Comments

Over 140 people have had their welfare payments stopped after travelling abroad – but others receiving State benefits aren’t affected.

# social-welfare - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Freezing of cryptocurrency used by criminals results in jump in CAB proceeds
# Criminal Assets
# Criminal Assets

Freezing of cryptocurrency used by criminals results in jump in CAB proceeds

Jun 25th 2020, 9:16 AM 21,222 Views 16 Comments

The jump in frozen assets is due in the main to the granting of a freezing order over cryptocurrency to the value of €53 million.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

More than four years’ worth of welfare claims processed in a few weeks, Oireachtas committee hears
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

More than four years’ worth of welfare claims processed in a few weeks, Oireachtas committee hears

Jun 16th 2020, 7:59 PM 21,819 Views 40 Comments

Department of Social Protection staff processed more than 1.2 million claims in a few weeks.

# social-welfare - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Domestic violence victims given access to Rent Supplement without a means test

Jun 14th 2020, 1:23 PM 18,525 Views 21 Comments

The government announced the changes to the eligibility for the payment today.

# social-welfare - Monday 8 June, 2020

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Rent Supplement payments rise by 33% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

Jun 8th 2020, 4:29 PM 12,780 Views 15 Comments

The number of households on the payment has risen by 5,136 since mid-March.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment drops again with 64,000 now back to work
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Number receiving Covid-19 unemployment payment drops again with 64,000 now back to work

Jun 2nd 2020, 12:07 PM 43,780 Views 35 Comments

€190.2 million worth of payments were issued to 543,200 people today.

# social-welfare - Monday 25 May, 2020

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Numbers on Rent Supplement payment up 20% since beginning of Covid-19 pandemic

May 25th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,280 Views 5 Comments

Housing groups have warned that Ireland could see a rise in evictions as a result of the crisis.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis
# The Other Crisis
# The Other Crisis

'It's a perfect storm': Sharp rise in Rent Supplement payments raises concerns over post-Covid crisis

May 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 30,511 Views 77 Comments

There has been a 15% increase in the number of people receiving Rent Supplement since Covid-19 restrictions began.

# social-welfare - Friday 24 April, 2020

Varadkar: 'Extending pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme may be needed if restrictions stay in place'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Varadkar: 'Extending pandemic payment and wage subsidy scheme may be needed if restrictions stay in place'

Apr 24th 2020, 6:31 PM 39,319 Views 56 Comments

Varadkar also said no decision has been made on whether or not to extend the payment.

# social-welfare - Friday 10 April, 2020

Department 'inadvertently' emailed 1,700 people telling them their Covid-19 payment was to be stopped
# Covid19 Unemployment
# Covid19 Unemployment

Department 'inadvertently' emailed 1,700 people telling them their Covid-19 payment was to be stopped

Apr 10th 2020, 8:33 PM 93,640 Views 63 Comments

The department said it has now emailed all individuals affected to advise them of the error and reassure them their payment will continue.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

19,000 people close pandemic payment due to claiming it 'in error'
# Wages
# Wages

19,000 people close pandemic payment due to claiming it 'in error'

Apr 8th 2020, 1:07 PM 97,214 Views 48 Comments

The government says the temporary wage subsidy scheme is not being taxed at the time at which you receive it.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Thousands to receive €350 Covid Unemployment Payment today
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Thousands to receive €350 Covid Unemployment Payment today

Mar 31st 2020, 8:12 AM 50,678 Views 121 Comments

The payment has led to almost 390,000 applications to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

# social-welfare - Friday 27 March, 2020

Public transport services to be reduced from next week
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Public transport services to be reduced from next week

Updated Mar 27th 2020, 1:45 PM 72,350 Views 47 Comments

Visits to prisons will end from tomorrow, the government has also announced.

Most new Covid-19 unemployment benefit claims to be paid by next week
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Most new Covid-19 unemployment benefit claims to be paid by next week

Mar 27th 2020, 9:04 AM 33,663 Views 29 Comments

The first coronavirus-related payments were made earlier this week.

# social-welfare - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Emergency Covid-19 legislation passes all stages in the Dáil

Updated Mar 19th 2020, 8:35 PM 87,008 Views 86 Comments

The government included a sunset clause for the legislation to be review in November after concerns were raised by TDs.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Cabinet approves emergency Covid-19 legislation ahead of Thursday's Dáil sitting

Mar 17th 2020, 6:58 PM 81,627 Views 105 Comments

Leo Varadkar and President Michael D Higgins met this afternoon to discuss the State’s efforts to combat the coronavirus.

# social-welfare - Monday 20 January, 2020

Man who fraudulently claimed over €225,000 in social welfare admits to falsely claiming a further €18,000
# Jail
# Jail

Man who fraudulently claimed over €225,000 in social welfare admits to falsely claiming a further €18,000

Jan 20th 2020, 10:30 PM 61,978 Views 48 Comments

Leendert Stolk fraudulently used a school stamp while claiming child benefit for his two children between 2011 and 2018, a court heard today.

# social-welfare - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

New measures to see increases in some social welfare payments from this week

Jan 7th 2020, 4:36 PM 55,021 Views 54 Comments

Pensioners and people with disabilities who are living alone are the main cohort of social welfare recipients to benefit.

# social-welfare - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December
# Festive Cheer
# Festive Cheer

Christmas bonus will be paid out to 1.2 million social welfare recipients at start of December

Nov 21st 2019, 12:17 PM 68,849 Views 169 Comments

The cost of the Christmas bonus this year will be €279.4 million.

# social-welfare - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Here's what Budget 2020 means for people receiving social welfare payments
# Budget 2020
# Budget 2020

Here's what Budget 2020 means for people receiving social welfare payments

Oct 9th 2019, 8:03 AM 89,828 Views 87 Comments

The INOU has said it is “very disappointing” there were no increases to Jobseekers’ payments.

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