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#Jobseeker's Benefit

# jobseekers-benefit - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Going overseas against travel advice will cost claimants Jobseekers or PUP payments
# Pricey Trip
# Pricey Trip

Going overseas against travel advice will cost claimants Jobseekers or PUP payments

Jul 4th 2020, 6:00 PM 137,819 Views 201 Comments

Claimants would not be able to claim for the duration of their holiday and two weeks afterwards.

# jobseekers-benefit - Friday 28 June, 2019

Government to go ahead with plans for self-employed to access jobseeker's payments
# Self-employed
# Self-employed

Government to go ahead with plans for self-employed to access jobseeker's payments

Jun 28th 2019, 4:16 PM 17,372 Views 44 Comments

Self-employed people will be able to access €203 a week if they’re out of work.

# jobseekers-benefit - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

FactFind: How does Ireland's jobseeker's benefit compare to the rest of the EU?
# Factfind
# Factfind

FactFind: How does Ireland's jobseeker's benefit compare to the rest of the EU?

Oct 4th 2017, 10:00 PM 59,994 Views 118 Comments

One of the Budget talking points will be how our social welfare benefits compare to our EU counterparts.

# jobseekers-benefit - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 1st 2016, 6:00 AM 42,907 Views 30 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 11th 2016, 8:00 AM 58,470 Views 95 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Monday 25 July, 2016

Varadkar plans to raise dole payments depending on how long you've worked
# Jobseeker's Benefit
# Jobseeker's Benefit

Varadkar plans to raise dole payments depending on how long you've worked

Jul 25th 2016, 11:32 AM 22,185 Views 89 Comments

The INOU has welcomed the plan, which the Department of Social Protection told TheJournal.ie is under consideration.

# jobseekers-benefit - Monday 23 November, 2015

Under 26 and on the dole? Labour has some good news for you - sort of
# Show Me The Money
# Show Me The Money

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

Nov 23rd 2015, 6:00 PM 34,538 Views 76 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Friday 9 January, 2015

'Dear Joan: Today, I sat in a dole office and cried to a complete stranger through a glass partition'
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

'Dear Joan: Today, I sat in a dole office and cried to a complete stranger through a glass partition'

Jan 9th 2015, 8:00 PM 35,882 Views 384 Comments

An open letter to the Minister for Social Protection: “I left that office embarrassed, angry, degraded, and a shadow of the educated, confident woman I am meant to be.”

# jobseekers-benefit - Friday 7 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 7th 2014, 4:19 PM 14,787 Views 67 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 2nd 2014, 1:17 PM 10,258 Views 74 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Monday 16 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 8,594 Views 6 Comments

The average processing time of an appeal is six months.

# jobseekers-benefit - Sunday 23 February, 2014

Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

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

Feb 23rd 2014, 7:30 AM 12,776 Views 24 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

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

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

Jul 16th 2013, 9:14 PM 29,833 Views 139 Comments

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-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 10,485 Views 76 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Friday 11 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 11th 2013, 11:25 AM 10,954 Views 133 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Friday 4 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 4th 2013, 12:13 PM 3,077 Views 24 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system

Dec 11th 2012, 12:15 PM 4,206 Views 49 Comments

The Social Welfare Bill, which gives legal effect to cuts to the respite care grant and other changes, will be debated this week.

# jobseekers-benefit - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012

Dec 5th 2012, 11:41 AM 4,577 Views 18 Comments

On the day of Budget 2013, Joan Burton asks an Oireachtas committee to approve a 5.1 per cent increase for 2012.

# jobseekers-benefit - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 4th 2012, 7:15 AM 5,056 Views 21 Comments

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-benefit - Monday 19 November, 2012

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

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

Nov 19th 2012, 12:27 PM 10,378 Views 26 Comments

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-benefit - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

Oireachtas committee considers access to welfare for self-employed
# Welfare
# Welfare

Oireachtas committee considers access to welfare for self-employed

Oct 3rd 2012, 1:19 PM 5,898 Views 38 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Just 10-20 per cent of people better off on dole, says ESRI
# Benefits
# Benefits

Just 10-20 per cent of people better off on dole, says ESRI

Jun 16th 2012, 10:04 AM 4,770 Views 64 Comments

The economic think-tank has revised the findings from a controversial working paper which it pulled earlier this week.

# jobseekers-benefit - Monday 28 May, 2012

Column: Our welfare system is broken. We can fix it… by paying everybody.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our welfare system is broken. We can fix it… by paying everybody.

May 28th 2012, 7:15 AM 970 Views 111 Comments

Paying rich and poor alike might sound counter-intuitive – but it could lay the foundation for a welfare system that works, writes Anne B Ryan.

# jobseekers-benefit - Monday 6 February, 2012

Those on benefits do not have enough for 'basic standard of living'
# Welfare
# Welfare

Those on benefits do not have enough for 'basic standard of living'

Feb 6th 2012, 8:31 AM 5,008 Views 135 Comments

A report being launched today highlights the difficulties of those in receipt of jobseeker’s benefit who do not have enough to meet their physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs.

# jobseekers-benefit - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

New welfare 'profiling' to determine when jobless likely to find work
# Welfare
# Welfare

New welfare 'profiling' to determine when jobless likely to find work

Jan 24th 2012, 7:47 PM 5,496 Views 83 Comments

The new system aims to reduce long-term unemployment – and penalise people who refuse work or training.

# jobseekers-benefit - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

Changes to part-time jobseeker's payment will not benefit unemployed - INOU
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Changes to part-time jobseeker's payment will not benefit unemployed - INOU

Dec 6th 2011, 7:00 AM 3,063 Views 24 Comments

The unemployed will not benefit from the changes to the way jobseeker’s payments are paid, the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed has said.

# jobseekers-benefit - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Criminal Assets Bureau takings now over €133million
# CAB
# CAB

Criminal Assets Bureau takings now over €133million

Nov 22nd 2011, 8:11 AM 2,132 Views 5 Comments

The CAB handed more than €7million to the Exchequer last year, amid suggestions its methods could be rolled out across Europe.

# jobseekers-benefit - Monday 18 July, 2011

# jobseekers-benefit - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent

Jun 1st 2011, 11:24 AM 474 Views 0 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged

May 5th 2011, 12:01 PM 522 Views 0 Comments

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

# jobseekers-benefit - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Unemployment stays at 14.7 per cent as live register rises
# Live Register
# Live Register

Unemployment stays at 14.7 per cent as live register rises

Mar 30th 2011, 2:52 PM 427 Views 0 Comments

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-benefit - Thursday 6 January, 2011