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#Carer's Allowance

# carers-allowance - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Carers will be able to visit a GP for free from next year

Carers will be able to visit a GP for free from next year

Additional funding was announced which will allow all carer’s in receipt of Carer’s Allowance to qualify for a GP Visit Card.

# carers-allowance - Sunday 13 November, 2016

'Utterly appalling': Anger expressed at waiting times for carer's allowance claims

More than 4,000 people are waiting for their applications to be processed, with an average wait time of 14 weeks.

# carers-allowance - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks

As of 30 September, the average waiting time to receive a carer’s allowance was about nine months.

# carers-allowance - Sunday 22 May, 2016

'Completely unacceptable': 21-week wait for carer's allowance claims to be processed

The Department of Social Protection said processing times vary for different payments, depending on the qualification criteria.

# carers-allowance - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

'Sometimes, I see fear in his eyes. I constantly reassure him but reassurance only lasts seconds.'

Nine years ago, Alzheimer’s slowly crept into our lives and nothing has ever been the same again.

# carers-allowance - Sunday 15 June, 2014

The number of people receiving a carer's allowance has increased by 40%

Joan Burton came under fire in the Dáil this week for cuts to grants and delays in social welfare decisions.

# carers-allowance - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Being ill is hard – having to fight for every basic human right is much, much harder HSE

Opinion: Being ill is hard – having to fight for every basic human right is much, much harder

I am furious and disappointed that nobody bothered to tell me that I was not going to get Home Help. Or to explain to me the reason why.

# carers-allowance - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

At least 60% of domiciliary care allowance applications refused

Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton said the department received 4,339 claims for domiciliary care allowance in 2012.

# carers-allowance - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

The reduction represents a 19 per cent cut in the payment which is used by carers to pay for home help and respite care.

# carers-allowance - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Hundreds waiting over a year to appeal refused disability allowance

Figures released by Joan Burton show 4,169 are appealing a refusal, with 321 of them waiting over a year for it.

# carers-allowance - Friday 8 June, 2012

Carers using respite grant to pay bills, rather than for actual respite

This week 77,000 full-time carers are due to receive an annual respite grant of €1,700, but it’s unlikely to be used for holidays.

# carers-allowance - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: Full-time carer

Ann Hughes had been concerned that Carer’s Allowance would be cut. The government left it alone – but there were other changes which will still affect her.

# carers-allowance - Sunday 4 December, 2011

Readers' Panel: What are you expecting from the Budget?

We spoke to a wide range of readers about their hopes and fears for this week’s Budget. Here’s what they had to say.

# carers-allowance - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Criminal Assets Bureau takings now over €133million CAB

Criminal Assets Bureau takings now over €133million

The CAB handed more than €7million to the Exchequer last year, amid suggestions its methods could be rolled out across Europe.