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#Benefits

# benefits - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD
# Unemployment Supports
# Unemployment Supports

Employees face income support 'cliff edge' unless supplementary payments extended, says Sinn Féin TD

Jun 8th 2021, 6:15 AM 10,543 Views 14 Comments

The Short Term Work Support benefit is coming to a close for many in receipt of it, which will affect workers in industries impacted by Covid-19, particularly aviation.

# benefits - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits
# Financial Support
# Financial Support

More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits

Apr 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 25,323 Views 50 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney also confirmed the Department of Foreign Affairs has helped some 4,600 Irish citizens return home.

# benefits - Friday 7 September, 2018

Grenfell Tower fraud who claimed £86,000 worth of funds set aside for fire victims jailed for six years
# Fraud
# Fraud

Grenfell Tower fraud who claimed £86,000 worth of funds set aside for fire victims jailed for six years

Sep 7th 2018, 8:50 PM 25,001 Views 33 Comments

Yonatan Eyob claimed £500 after complaining his hotel food caused him to put on weight and outgrow his clothes.

# benefits - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Minister says it's 'absolutely deadly' that more people have availed of free dental and eye exams
# Scale And Polish
# Scale And Polish

Minister says it's 'absolutely deadly' that more people have availed of free dental and eye exams

Feb 21st 2018, 7:26 AM 44,999 Views 37 Comments

Regina Doherty said there’d been a fourfold increase in the number of claims for free treatment benefits.

# benefits - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least
# Long Time Coming
# Long Time Coming

Much-delayed IT system to see Affordable Childcare Scheme launch pushed back to 2019 - at least

Feb 11th 2018, 4:00 PM 12,083 Views 4 Comments

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has declined to provide an estimate as to when the ACS, originally slated for September 2017, will be able to officially launch.

# benefits - Monday 7 August, 2017

'Snot-nosed, hostile, passive aggressive': Complaints about staff at Dublin welfare offices
# Benefits
# Benefits

'Snot-nosed, hostile, passive aggressive': Complaints about staff at Dublin welfare offices

Aug 7th 2017, 12:05 AM 71,909 Views 92 Comments

Details of complaints were released to TheJournal.ie under the Freedom of Information Act.

# benefits - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you inform on your neighbours if you suspected they were welfare cheats?

Jun 18th 2017, 8:51 AM 31,127 Views 145 Comments

Nearly 20,000 people reported suspicious behaviour last year.

# benefits - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Self-employed would 'pay more tax if they got extra benefits in return'
# Looking Into It
# Looking Into It

Self-employed would 'pay more tax if they got extra benefits in return'

May 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 9,587 Views 32 Comments

Leo Varadkar said that the results of the survey carried out by his department would inform Budget 2018.

# benefits - Thursday 22 December, 2016

Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare
# Fraud
# Fraud

Jump in reports of people allegedly working and claiming social welfare

Dec 22nd 2016, 4:51 PM 19,069 Views 60 Comments

The Department of Social Protection received over 20,000 reports of welfare fraud from members of the public up to the end of November.

# benefits - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

The EU wants to tighten rules on claiming benefits in a different country
# Free Movement
# Free Movement

The EU wants to tighten rules on claiming benefits in a different country

Dec 13th 2016, 5:59 PM 12,486 Views 49 Comments

Critics say the current rules are an incentive for so-called benefits tourism.

# benefits - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Ireland has the highest rate of young people receiving benefits across 35 countries

Oct 5th 2016, 8:51 PM 21,314 Views 145 Comments

A recent report compared and measured the experience of youth across OECD member states.

# benefits - Saturday 20 August, 2016

Self-employed workers' rights were on the back burner for years, so why the change of heart now?
# Benefits
# Benefits

Self-employed workers' rights were on the back burner for years, so why the change of heart now?

Aug 20th 2016, 9:30 AM 18,706 Views 40 Comments

Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar wants to know what benefits self-employed workers want.

# benefits - Monday 8 August, 2016

Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed
# Benefits
# Benefits

Unemployment benefits are top of the wish list for the self-employed

Aug 8th 2016, 12:26 PM 17,557 Views 64 Comments

However, the head of ISME says the government needs to show some leadership on the issue.

# benefits - Thursday 17 December, 2015

Primary teacher describes finding herself in cold house with no money for baby formula
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

Primary teacher describes finding herself in cold house with no money for baby formula

Dec 17th 2015, 4:06 PM 44,283 Views 70 Comments

“Without St. Vincent de Paul I would still be living in a cold house and be going without food.”

# benefits - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

A woman fined for stealing a Mars bar has been given nearly €20,000 to pay it
# Crowdfunding
# Crowdfunding

A woman fined for stealing a Mars bar has been given nearly €20,000 to pay it

Aug 18th 2015, 9:42 PM 40,936 Views 35 Comments

The internet can be nice. Sometimes.

# benefits - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

New report finds that only 3% of jobseekers better off on the dole
# Signing Off
# Signing Off

New report finds that only 3% of jobseekers better off on the dole

Jun 16th 2015, 8:32 AM 9,881 Views 64 Comments

The ESRI research found that eight out of 10 jobseekers would earn 40% more by finding work than staying on benefits.

# benefits - Monday 13 April, 2015

If Australian parents don't vaccinate their kids, they could miss out on €10k in benefits
# No Jab No Pay
# No Jab No Pay

If Australian parents don't vaccinate their kids, they could miss out on €10k in benefits

Apr 13th 2015, 3:29 PM 11,555 Views 83 Comments

Under current Australian laws, parents who have “conscientious objections” about jabs can still claim payments.

# benefits - Thursday 19 March, 2015

David Cameron is planning to cut benefits for obese people
# United Kingdom
# United Kingdom

David Cameron is planning to cut benefits for obese people

Mar 19th 2015, 6:01 AM 13,842 Views 37 Comments

Doctors have said the plan may actually cost money, not save it.

# benefits - Thursday 15 January, 2015

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week
# Shovel Ready
# Shovel Ready

The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week

Jan 15th 2015, 5:04 PM 5,055 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# benefits - Monday 5 January, 2015

Company withdraws greeting card poking fun at people on benefits
# Card Controversy
From The Daily Edge
# Card Controversy

Company withdraws greeting card poking fun at people on benefits

Jan 5th 2015, 6:45 PM 4,797 Views 2 Comments

Scribblers Cards has done some hasty backtracking.

# benefits - Sunday 7 December, 2014

Poll: Should the top rate of income tax or the USC be cut in the next Budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the top rate of income tax or the USC be cut in the next Budget?

Dec 7th 2014, 9:52 AM 14,995 Views 133 Comments

Which cut would be more beneficial for you?

# benefits - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

What are supersets and why are they so damn good?
# Fyi
From The42
# Fyi

What are supersets and why are they so damn good?

Nov 18th 2014, 10:15 PM 6,882 Views 1 Comment

One of the reasons for their popularity amongst weightlifters is because it helps you overcome the dreaded plateau in your training.

# benefits - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

A European court has ruled against "welfare tourism"
# Benefits
# Benefits

A European court has ruled against "welfare tourism"

Nov 12th 2014, 7:34 AM 17,384 Views 133 Comments

The European Court of Justice said that Germany did not have to give a Romanian man benefits.

# benefits - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

This diet will make you feel less tired, more energetic
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

This diet will make you feel less tired, more energetic

Oct 22nd 2014, 7:00 PM 14,325 Views 10 Comments

Warning: there is absolutely no coffee in this diet.

# benefits - Friday 5 September, 2014

Smart Training: Here's the skinny on good fats
# The Good Fat Guide
From The42
# The Good Fat Guide

Smart Training: Here's the skinny on good fats

Sep 5th 2014, 4:06 PM 4,618 Views 4 Comments

You can’t lose weight and stay fit simply by removing fat from your diet. But you can give your body fats that are more beneficial to your health.

# benefits - Thursday 8 May, 2014

No difference in mortality rate between boys and girls relating to last vaccine offered
# Developed Countries
# Developed Countries

No difference in mortality rate between boys and girls relating to last vaccine offered

May 8th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,245 Views 0 Comments

The mortality rate was higher for boys than for girls, irrespective of the type of vaccine last offered.

# benefits - Saturday 21 December, 2013

Over 141,000 social welfare applications rejected in 2013
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Over 141,000 social welfare applications rejected in 2013

Dec 21st 2013, 7:45 AM 11,404 Views 30 Comments

Figures from the Department of Social Protection revealed more than 23,000 appeals were lodged in the first ten months of this year.

# benefits - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Why getting older is secretly the greatest thing ever
# OAP A-OK
From The Daily Edge
# OAP A-OK

Why getting older is secretly the greatest thing ever

Aug 4th 2013, 6:00 PM 19,452 Views 47 Comments

There are SO many benefits to advancing years. But, sssh, don’t tell the whipper snappers.

# benefits - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'
# Britain
# Britain

Rich pensioners 'should give back any handouts they don't need'

Apr 28th 2013, 5:36 PM 7,653 Views 32 Comments

Free bus travel, free television licences, heating bill payments – one Conservative minister in Britain has suggested rich pensioners may not need them all.

# benefits - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Rip-off pension charges make a 'huge difference' to your pension pot, says OECD expert
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Rip-off pension charges make a 'huge difference' to your pension pot, says OECD expert

Apr 23rd 2013, 6:55 AM 7,757 Views 24 Comments

John Martin, who was behind the major OECD study published into Ireland’s pensions timebomb, says private pensions need to start sending regular letters out to people. Here’s why.

# benefits - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

US Supreme Court tackles law on benefits for same-sex marriage couples
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

US Supreme Court tackles law on benefits for same-sex marriage couples

Mar 27th 2013, 7:37 PM 7,261 Views 42 Comments

83-year-old Edith Windsor was ordered to pay federal inheritance taxes of $363,000 following the 2009 death of Thea Spyer, her partner of more than 40 years.

# benefits - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Department accused of having "systematic policy" of refusing Invalidity Pension
# Benefits
# Benefits

Department accused of having "systematic policy" of refusing Invalidity Pension

Jan 31st 2013, 11:55 AM 9,421 Views 16 Comments

Minister Joan Burton said that Deputy Boyd Barrett’s “notion that social welfare illness payments and benefits are being denied to people is very, very wide of the mark”.

# benefits - Friday 21 December, 2012

Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?

Dec 21st 2012, 10:50 AM 7,368 Views 63 Comments

If someone is claiming benefits, should the government be allowed to monitor their online job searches on an official website?

UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website
# Benefit Claimants
# Benefit Claimants

UK: Jobseekers could be remotely monitored on compulsory website

Dec 21st 2012, 10:22 AM 3,680 Views 20 Comments

The website allows unemployed users to upload a CV to be matched to suitable job openings.

# benefits - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Spain passes massive austerity cutbacks
# Spain
# Spain

Spain passes massive austerity cutbacks

Dec 20th 2012, 6:43 PM 6,306 Views 30 Comments

Crowds gathered today to protest against job and benefit cuts as well as the tax increases passed today.

# benefits - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

ESRI: One in five people are living in jobless households
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

ESRI: One in five people are living in jobless households

Dec 11th 2012, 10:48 AM 4,139 Views 54 Comments

The percentage of households where adults are not working has grown from 15 per cent to 22 per cent in just three years.

# benefits - Sunday 11 November, 2012

IBRC CEO paid €600,000 + in allowances over three years
# Ibrc
# Ibrc

IBRC CEO paid €600,000 + in allowances over three years

Nov 11th 2012, 12:53 PM 5,577 Views 53 Comments

Alan Dukes of IBRC told Minister Michael Noonan that staff pay cuts at the bank were not pursued partly because of the difficulty in retaining and attracting staff.

# benefits - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Jobseekers have benefits cut for not accepting work or training offers
# Dole
# Dole

Jobseekers have benefits cut for not accepting work or training offers

Aug 28th 2012, 10:32 AM 17,333 Views 152 Comments

The Department of Social Protection recently introduced a measure to allow payments to be reduced by up to €44 a week for those refusing to take up job interviews, training, or employment offers.

# benefits - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Column: Forget about our ‘economic sovereignty’ – let’s look at what matters
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Forget about our ‘economic sovereignty’ – let’s look at what matters

Aug 22nd 2012, 7:15 AM 64 Views 61 Comments

Fears over ceding our sovereignty are misplaced – people do it all the time, writes Ronan Lyons. Here’s what we should be focusing on instead.

# benefits - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Column: Should the rich give back their benefits? No – it’s the wrong question.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Should the rich give back their benefits? No – it’s the wrong question.

Aug 18th 2012, 7:45 AM 21 Views 60 Comments

This idea is a cover for the Government’s ineptitude, writes Aaron McKenna. Have we forgotten the point of social welfare?

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