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# Social Welfare

Last week
7th July 2024 - 20th July 2024
Pay-Related Benefit to commence later this year with PRSI hikes kicking in from October
Cost of overpayments to asylum seekers since 2018 is less than €6,000
This year
Donald Trump is returning to the stock market, as his social media company is to go public
Varadkar says higher social welfare rates for Ukrainians in State accommodation not sustainable
Over one million people to receive double social welfare payment this week
Social welfare cut for new arrivals from Ukraine in State accommodation to take effect in February
'Our lives didn't have to be this way': Unmarried parents reflect on landmark Supreme Court ruling
Thousands of families may be entitled to extra pension payments.
'Landmark' reforms to child maintenance system to benefit over 16,000 single parents
Milne out for Leinster visit to Welford Road
Cabinet told 500 refugees arriving from Ukraine per week, as social welfare rates set to reduce
Child support could be collected by Revenue or social welfare deductions under system overhaul
These are the Budget 2024 measures that will take effect from today
Last year
Social welfare rates reduced for new Ukrainian arrivals as new reception centres to be rolled out
A subsistence payment of €38.80 per week will be provided to those in state accommodation for 90 days.
The reduced subsistence payment will be made for the 90-day period, with an additional payment of €29.80 per child per week.
Minister Roderic O'Gorman says he doesn't envisage that homelessness will rise as a result of the new changes.
New reception centres are to come online next year.
Social welfare changes creating ‘huge stress and anxiety within Ukrainian community' in Ireland
Cabinet to decide this week on social welfare and accommodation changes for Ukrainian refugees
Palliative care nurses report visiting cancer patients who cannot heat their homes
Time-limits on accommodation for Ukrainians will only apply to new arrivals, Tánaiste indicates
Concern that tented accommodation options for Ukrainian refugees are running out ahead of winter
Government revisits idea of cutting social welfare supports for Ukrainian refugees
New energy credit and double child benefit payment both to be paid in first week of December
€12 weekly increase to social welfare payments, plus double payment at Christmas and in January
Opinion: 'I am one of those trapped in fuel poverty - please don't forget us in the budget'
Social Protection Minister confirms 'across-the-board' welfare increases planned for Budget
'Vile': Leo Varadkar 'Benefits Street' comments condemned in Dáil
More than €111 million in social welfare overpayments uncovered last year
Debunked: Ireland does not have a higher rate of Jobseeker's Allowance for migrants
Double child benefit 'worked well' last year, says minister as repeat flagged for Budget 2024
Measures to allow social welfare recipients to earn up to €14k a year in rent being extended
The government has announced a new cost-of-living package. Here's what's in it
€100 child benefit bonus and €200 lump sum social welfare payment under cost-of-living measures
Upcoming cost-of-living package to contain 'social welfare and pensions' element
Ministers sign off on new €10m International Protection Fund to support community needs
All time
Proposed overhaul of jobseeker's benefit would directly link payment to previous earnings
Dr Laura Bambrick: Why pay child benefit to wealthy parents?
Dr Laura Bambrick
Social welfare supports of €141.4m provided to Ukrainians this year
Ministers announce payment dates for social protection supports introduced in Budget
Core welfare payments increasing by €12 and plan for one-off double payments confirmed
'Our citizens need help': Everything you need to know about Budget 2023
'I don't say it lightly': Housing crisis is a breach in the social contract, says Tánaiste
€22.7 million paid out so far this year on emergency social welfare payments