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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Disability Benefit

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How I Spend My Money: A widower on €209 disability benefit per week and renting in Dublin's commuter belt
He is also delivering food to top-up his weekly income.
# Social Welfare
€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.
# Budget 2012
TDs begin debating Budget 2012's social welfare cuts
The Social Welfare Bill 2011 will be voted on by TDs tomorrow – but former Labour TDs Penrose and Nulty have broken ranks again.
# Budget 2012
Bishops urge government to abandon cuts to child benefit
At their winter meeting, the Irish Bishops’ Conference welcomes the U-turn on disability benefit – but remain concerned.
# Budget 2012
Government "will revisit" Budget cut to disability allowance
Enda Kenny says the proposal to cut disability benefit for young people by up to €111 per week will be reviewed.