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#Carer's Allowance

# carers-allowance - Friday 4 October, 2019

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The health service will collapse if the exploitation of Ireland's carers isn't addressed

Oct 4th 2019, 9:30 PM 21,254 Views 36 Comments

Carers bear a huge burden but are not being looked after.

# 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

Dec 12th 2017, 10:05 PM 17,610 Views 23 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

Nov 13th 2016, 7:10 AM 10,172 Views 10 Comments

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
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

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

Nov 1st 2016, 6:00 AM 42,002 Views 30 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

May 22nd 2016, 8:30 AM 36,325 Views 36 Comments

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.'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 9th 2015, 1:55 PM 254 Views 16 Comments

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%
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

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

Jun 15th 2014, 7:30 AM 23,801 Views 28 Comments

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
# HSE

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

May 23rd 2014, 8:10 AM 202 Views 33 Comments

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
# Disability
# Disability

At least 60% of domiciliary care allowance applications refused

Jan 30th 2013, 11:13 AM 17,660 Views 25 Comments

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
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Respite care grant cut by over €300 in budget

Dec 5th 2012, 6:08 PM 11,022 Views 41 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Hundreds waiting over a year to appeal refused disability allowance

Oct 20th 2012, 5:01 PM 9,945 Views 44 Comments

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
# Carers
# Carers

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

Jun 8th 2012, 9:55 AM 14,088 Views 10 Comments

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
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Readers' Panel: Full-time carer

Dec 6th 2011, 10:18 PM 1,526 Views 0 Comments

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?
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

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

Dec 4th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,136 Views 32 Comments

We spoke to a wide range of TheJournal.ie 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
# CAB

Criminal Assets Bureau takings now over €133million

Nov 22nd 2011, 8:11 AM 2,131 Views 5 Comments

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