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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
# Jail
# Jail

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

Jan 20th 2020, 10:30 PM 61,928 Views 48 Comments

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
# Data Protection
# Data Protection

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

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,389 Views 0 Comments

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
# Delayed Payment
# Delayed Payment

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

Oct 2nd 2018, 2:28 PM 38,959 Views 71 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jun 6th 2018, 8:19 AM 24,410 Views 151 Comments

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
# Childcare Costs
# Childcare Costs

Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment

Jun 5th 2018, 11:55 AM 15,481 Views 153 Comments

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
# Childcare
# Childcare

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

Oct 10th 2017, 3:39 PM 82,761 Views 32 Comments

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
# Recommended

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

May 3rd 2017, 9:22 AM 45,348 Views 506 Comments

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
# Budget2017
# Budget2017

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

Oct 17th 2016, 6:05 AM 13,598 Views 18 Comments

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
# U-turn
# U-turn

Child benefit will NOT be linked to school attendance

May 25th 2016, 4:49 PM 11,992 Views 68 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

May 14th 2016, 7:20 AM 1,269 Views 99 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 11th 2016, 9:35 AM 34,352 Views 215 Comments

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
# The Heartland
# The Heartland

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 3:48 PM 18,131 Views 39 Comments

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
# Budget 2016
# Budget 2016

Here's everything we know about the Budget so far

Oct 12th 2015, 11:59 PM 33,785 Views 95 Comments

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?
# The Leaks So Far
# The Leaks So Far

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

Sep 14th 2015, 8:30 PM 46,710 Views 101 Comments

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'
# Parliamentary Language
# Parliamentary Language

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

Jun 24th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,592 Views 137 Comments

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
# Pay Out
# Pay Out

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

May 27th 2015, 6:01 AM 21,256 Views 46 Comments

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
# Kids And Money
# Kids And Money

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

Jan 29th 2015, 6:30 AM 45,131 Views 50 Comments

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
# Imf Warning
# Imf Warning

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

Jan 28th 2015, 6:05 PM 17,121 Views 81 Comments

The Coalition is standing its ground.

# child-benefit - Sunday 14 December, 2014

How much were fraudulent Child Benefit claims costing the country?
# Savings
# Savings

How much were fraudulent Child Benefit claims costing the country?

Dec 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,062 Views 85 Comments

Around €130 million in the last two years.

# child-benefit - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

Here's the 'child benefit' tweet a Cork bar was forced to apologise over
# Nope
From The Daily Edge
# Nope

Here's the 'child benefit' tweet a Cork bar was forced to apologise over

Oct 15th 2014, 12:38 PM 9,458 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Oct 15th 2014, 11:10 AM 10,771 Views 52 Comments

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
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

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

Oct 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 20,706 Views 101 Comments

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
# Reform
# Reform

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

Aug 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 6,234 Views 38 Comments

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
# Jobseekers
# Jobseekers

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

Jul 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,742 Views 82 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

Jul 9th 2014, 6:07 PM 20,166 Views 76 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should child benefit be means-tested?

Jun 9th 2014, 8:35 AM 21,090 Views 188 Comments

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
# Financial Distress
# Financial Distress

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

Apr 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 58 Views 13 Comments

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
# Austerity
# Austerity

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

Oct 2nd 2013, 8:41 AM 4,949 Views 47 Comments

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'
# Child Benefit
# Child Benefit

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

Aug 23rd 2013, 6:15 AM 14,509 Views 127 Comments

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

# child-benefit - Thursday 25 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 25th 2013, 10:00 PM 12,888 Views 211 Comments

“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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jul 21st 2013, 8:00 PM 11,399 Views 0 Comments

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

'No discussion' on cutting Child Benefit in Budget 2014
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'No discussion' on cutting Child Benefit in Budget 2014

Jul 21st 2013, 1:15 PM 10,087 Views 88 Comments

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’
# Election Promises
# Election Promises

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

Jun 2nd 2013, 7:45 AM 10,715 Views 69 Comments

“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
# Not The News
# Not The News

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

May 11th 2013, 10:00 AM 5,279 Views 13 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

€669 million saved through social welfare control measures in 2012

Mar 8th 2013, 6:10 PM 10,483 Views 76 Comments

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
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Flooding, Magdalenes and child benefit

Feb 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 3,562 Views 2 Comments

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
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

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

Feb 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 5,553 Views 93 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 20th 2013, 7:00 PM 23 Views 110 Comments

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.

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