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#Jobseekers Allowance

# jobseekers-allowance - Friday 5 July, 2019

New social welfare scheme promises 'breathing space' for unemployed artists

Unemployed artists will be able to receive jobseekers allowance while also focusing on their own work for 12 months.

# jobseekers-allowance - Friday 30 June, 2017

Woman who committed €31,000 worth of welfare fraud sentenced to community service

Patricia Sweeney had forged declaration of unemployment forms in order to carry out the fraud.

# jobseekers-allowance - Sunday 27 November, 2016

'My Jobseeker's Allowance was cut to €40 a week - I can’t afford to go to interviews'

I don’t want a free ride. I want the Department of Social Protection to assist me.

# jobseekers-allowance - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

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

As of 30 September, the average waiting time to receive a carer’s allowance was about nine months.

# jobseekers-allowance - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

'There are lots of jobs available': Leo defends lower jobseekers' payments to young people

Young jobseekers will get an increase of €2.70 to their payment per week next year.

FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland?

In the Dáil last week, Leo Varadkar asked TheJournal.ie for a fact check. We accepted that request.

# jobseekers-allowance - Sunday 22 May, 2016

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

The Department of Social Protection said processing times vary for different payments, depending on the qualification criteria.

# jobseekers-allowance - Monday 23 November, 2015

Under 26 and on the dole? Labour has some good news for you - sort of

Young adults are currently paid a lower rate of jobseeker’s allowance.

Joan denies an unemployed man was told to apply for 200-300 jobs a week

The Tánaiste said it was deemed that the man was ‘not genuinely seeking work’.

# jobseekers-allowance - Friday 7 November, 2014

Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards

Minister Kevin Humphreys is reminding those on Jobseekers payments that seasonal work of up to eight weeks can be taken.

# jobseekers-allowance - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut Employment This post contains videos

New law would force unemployed to upload CVs to job sites - or have their dole cut

The government has launched its latest Pathways to Work document today.

# jobseekers-allowance - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Social welfare staff are being told to refuse dole payments to 'locked out' Greyhound workers

A circular issued to social welfare staff advises them to reject applications for jobseeker’s payments.

# jobseekers-allowance - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month

Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.

# jobseekers-allowance - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: Yes, I'm unemployed but that doesn't make me lazy or incompetent

Somebody told me the other day, quite abruptly, that ‘there are plenty of jobs out there’. Well, I beg to differ.

# jobseekers-allowance - Monday 16 June, 2014

Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait

The average processing time of an appeal is six months.

# jobseekers-allowance - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent

The spend in 2014 is expected to be close to half of what it was in 2011.

# jobseekers-allowance - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Three Labour senators targeted over dole cut but they'll support measure

Young people are being urged to lobby three Labour senators to vote against a provision of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill in the Seanad next week but they will all support the measure.

# jobseekers-allowance - Friday 25 October, 2013

# jobseekers-allowance - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Column: The exploitation of young people has been cemented by this government

The cut in jobseeker’s allowance for those under 26 won’t nudge young people into “valuable training” in JobBridge or other schemes, it will push them into poverty and emigration, write Andrew Byrne and Dan Hayden.

# jobseekers-allowance - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

1,900 "welfare tourists" caught in three years

New powers and investigative techniques have led to the apprehension of 101 welfare tourists at airports since last June.

# jobseekers-allowance - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Social welfare payments delayed by one day, affecting 32,700 people

The Department of Social Protection has blamed a “once off processing issue” for the delay with some payments today. They will be paid tomorrow.

# jobseekers-allowance - Friday 11 January, 2013

Government to hire private companies to find work for long-term unemployed Exclusive

Leaked bailout documents reveal new Department of Social Protection plans to get longstanding jobseekers back to work.

# jobseekers-allowance - Friday 4 January, 2013

Small drop in live register figures - but unemployment stays at 14.6 per cent

The number of people aged 25 or under on the live register dropped for the 29th month in a row.

# jobseekers-allowance - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Facial recognition on the way for social welfare claimants

The rollout of a new Public Services Card will mean new technology to ensure claimants are who they claim to be.

# jobseekers-allowance - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

# jobseekers-allowance - Monday 19 November, 2012

Burton: Unemployed who work over Christmas "should not have any concerns"

Those who are unemployed are able to work or attend a training course for up to eight weeks without it impacting on their various allowances.

# jobseekers-allowance - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Oireachtas committee considers access to welfare for self-employed

The committee heard from the Self Employed Alliance Dundalk who said there has been “unjust, unwarranted discrimination” against self-employed people.

# jobseekers-allowance - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Live register down by 2,000 in August, but unemployment stays at 14.7pc

Ireland’s unemployment rate remains unchanged, while the number of under-25s on the register is down yet again.

# jobseekers-allowance - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Leaked Brussels report seeks Dole cuts to long-term unemployed

The European Commission says it’s disappointed that a draft document – raising the heat on Dublin – has been leaked.

# jobseekers-allowance - Monday 9 January, 2012

Four in ten see 'no future for themselves' in Ireland - survey

More than half of households are now struggling to pay basic bills, according to new figures from the Irish League of Credit Unions.

# jobseekers-allowance - Sunday 2 October, 2011

€28,000 yearly welfare payments are not indicative of average families - Department

Figures put together by the Department of Social Protection show reveal how much a family of six on social welfare could receive in a year.

# jobseekers-allowance - Monday 18 July, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

# jobseekers-allowance - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent

Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the numbers signing on jumped by 2,600 in the month of May.

# jobseekers-allowance - Thursday 26 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: OECD calls for dole to be cut; Sellafield to be stress-tested by the EU; and why Cheryl Cole was dropped from the US X Factor.

# jobseekers-allowance - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged

Ireland’s rate of unemployment now stands at 14.6 per cent, down 0.1 from last month, with 439,200 signing on.

# jobseekers-allowance - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Unemployment stays at 14.7 per cent as live register rises

1,100 more people were signing on March, up by almost 11,000 on the same time last year but down on September’s peak.

# jobseekers-allowance - Monday 15 November, 2010

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: the bailout’s on (or maybe it’s not); Sarah Palin’s new reality show airs in the US – and do the unemployed really earn more than the average industrial wage?