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#Child Benefit

# child-benefit - Monday 20 January, 2020

Man who fraudulently claimed over €225,000 in social welfare admits to falsely claiming a further €18,000

Leendert Stolk fraudulently used a school stamp while claiming child benefit for his two children between 2011 and 2018, a court heard today.

# child-benefit - Friday 2 August, 2019

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful

It comes after an individual made a complaint about the repeated requests to provide information to claim child benefit.

# child-benefit - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Problem over payment of child benefit to Irish parents 'resolved' following industry-wide banking issue

Customers with An Post, Ulster Bank and PTSB have been affected.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

Poll: Do you support means testing the child benefit payment? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support means testing the child benefit payment?

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said yesterday she supported the universality of the payment.

# child-benefit - Tuesday 5 June, 2018

Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment

Regina Doherty acknowledged that there are issues with the childcare system in Ireland but argued that means testing is cumbersome.

# child-benefit - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents

An increase to some child benefits, investment in the State’s free childcare scheme and more teachers are among the changes.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Poll: Should parents who don't get vaccinations for their children have child benefit cut in half? Recommended This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents who don't get vaccinations for their children have child benefit cut in half?

Less than half of eligible girls began the series of HPV jabs last September, far lower than the target of 80%.

# child-benefit - Monday 17 October, 2016

Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said providing tax credits for paid child care would fail an equity test.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Child benefit will NOT be linked to school attendance

Leo Varadkar doesn’t think it would help.

# child-benefit - Saturday 14 May, 2016

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

Poll: Do you support child benefit being linked to school attendance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support child benefit being linked to school attendance?

A section of the draft programme for government includes a section proposing this.

# child-benefit - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

# child-benefit - Monday 12 October, 2015

Here's everything we know about the Budget so far

The announcement is not until tomorrow but details are already emerging.

# child-benefit - Monday 14 September, 2015

Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016?

With a month to go, the Budget leaks have begun in earnest.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

€10m in child benefit was paid to people not entitled to it

The Department of Social Protection says it aims to minimise risks of fraud and eliminate incorrect payments.

# child-benefit - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Some Leaving Cert students don't get Child Benefit - because of their age

This Senator thinks that should change.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Child benefit is 'staying as it is', regardless of what the IMF says

The Coalition is standing its ground.

# child-benefit - Sunday 14 December, 2014

How much were fraudulent Child Benefit claims costing the country?

Around €130 million in the last two years.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Here's the 'child benefit' tweet a Cork bar was forced to apologise over Nope
Child benefit could be increased by even more than a fiver in Budget 2016 Thinking Ahead This post contains videos

Child benefit could be increased by even more than a fiver in Budget 2016

A small increase in child benefit was announced as part of the Budget yesterday.

# child-benefit - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents

Brendan Howlin sprung the surprise increase this afternoon.

# child-benefit - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data

A public consultation process has been announced ahead of the publication of the Data-Sharing and Governance Bill.

# child-benefit - Thursday 17 July, 2014

'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare

A new study has found that the number in receipt of these payments are just a little or below the number in the work force.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year

Between pensions, jobseeker’s payments and allowances for children and carers, Joan Burton’s department spend €20.3 billion.

# child-benefit - Monday 9 June, 2014

Poll: Should child benefit be means-tested? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should child benefit be means-tested?

It’s one of the few remaining universal payments, but should it depend on how much money the parents make?

# child-benefit - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Column: Our new tax code has created a 'hierarchy' of parenting

A recent change to child benefit is forcing separated parents into “primary” and a “secondary” roles.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Families have seen monthly disposable income drop by €300 since 2008

A family with one parent has also seen its tax bill jump by 125 as a result of austerity policies, according to a new report.

# child-benefit - Friday 23 August, 2013

Replacing child benefit with school attendance payment 'would save €100m'

TD Denis Naughten has said the payment of €130 would remain intact but would be based on school attendance under his proposal which he said could also help reduce truancy.

# child-benefit - Sunday 18 August, 2013

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# child-benefit - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out Budget 2014 This post contains videos

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out

“Clearly no one wants to reduce child benefit, but there will be cuts and there will be adjustments,” Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said of the social welfare budget this evening.

# child-benefit - Sunday 21 July, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about water safety, Anglo emails and Irish sporting exploits.

'No discussion' on cutting Child Benefit in Budget 2014

Is there a row in the camp over the issue?

# child-benefit - Sunday 2 June, 2013

Pat Rabbitte: ‘I never said election promises were worthless’

“Isn’t that what you do during an election?”: Pat Rabbitte says his RTÉ comments were misrepresented… by Vincent Browne.

# child-benefit - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Fine Gael TDs on Twitter and free GP care : The week's news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Leinster House goes wild photocopying arses, free GP care for healthy citizens, and FG TDs insult each other for Twitter practice.

# child-benefit - Friday 8 March, 2013

€669 million saved through social welfare control measures in 2012

Jobseeker’s benefit was the only payment that had a lower rate of suspected fraud than departmental error.

# child-benefit - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Flooding, Magdalenes and child benefit

Joan Burton discusses her stance on a possible two-tier child benefit system in the Seanad today.

# child-benefit - Thursday 21 February, 2013

New child benefit will hurt poorer families, says Vincent de Paul

The recommended two-tier child benefit system will worsen the situation of families who are already struggling, the charity said.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 20 February, 2013

Column: It’s easy for ministers on high salaries to ignore the importance of child benefit

An across-the-board cut to child benefit was not a good move – but ministers on big salaries are removed from the realities of the man on the street, Nessa Toale writes.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

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