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#Benefits

# benefits - Friday 7 September, 2018

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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'

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

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

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

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?

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

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

“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

The internet can be nice. Sometimes.

# benefits - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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 This post contains images

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

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# benefits - Monday 5 January, 2015

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

Company withdraws greeting card poking fun at people on benefits

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 This post contains a poll

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

Which cut would be more beneficial for you?

# benefits - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

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

What are supersets and why are they so damn good?

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"

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

# benefits - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

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

This diet will make you feel less tired, more energetic

Warning: there is absolutely no coffee in this diet.

# benefits - Friday 5 September, 2014

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

Smart Training: Here's the skinny on good fats

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

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

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

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

Why getting older is secretly the greatest thing ever

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'

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should officials monitor jobseekers' online employment searches?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

# benefits - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should wealthy parents be given the option to hand back child benefit?

Reports today suggest that wealthy parents may be given the option to return the €140 monthly payment. Good idea? Bad idea?

# benefits - Monday 9 July, 2012

Column: Reasons for making childcare tax-deductible are solid...

…So why is the Department of Finance dragging its heels on figuring out that this policy would be cash-positive for the State, asks independent TD Stephen Donnelly.

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