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# Citizens Information Board

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# deaf community
Two-thirds of Deaf community face difficulty finding out about their rights
A new report has been published detailing the experiences of Deaf people in accessing public and social services.
Arrears, medical cards, job loss: What people sought advice for online in 2013
Advice websites run by the Citizens Information Board, such as and all saw an increase in traffic.
# Unemployment
'Restrictive' criteria denying jobseekers access to support schemes
Minister Joan Burton’s department has defended itself against criticisms in a recent report, saying that resources are ‘scarce’ and so the long-term unemployed are prioritised.
# Social Welfare
Welfare traps preventing people from moving into employment
A report has recommended that the department review eligibility criteria for some payments to “recognise the reality of the labour market”.
# Debt
Debt advice service threatened with funding cuts in agreement dispute
Companies funded through the Citizen’s Information Board have been given two months to sign service legal agreements to ensure funding.
# Back To School
Department’s six-week backlog in processing back-to-school allowance forms
There is a major office backlog in processing applications for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance.
# Healy-Rae
Could you do Michael Healy-Rae's job? Now's your chance...
The Government is looking for applications to replace the Kerry South TD after his dismissal from a State board. Have you got what it takes?