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# maternity-benefit - Saturday 21 October, 2017

'Have you tried actually applying for something with the Public Services Card? It's a painful experience'
# Tangled Up In Red
# Tangled Up In Red

'Have you tried actually applying for something with the Public Services Card? It's a painful experience'

Oct 21st 2017, 7:30 PM 29,606 Views 72 Comments

It’s hard to think of one way that the expansion of the card is making life easier for citizens.

# maternity-benefit - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Mothers of premature babies to be given extended paid maternity leave
# Paid Leave
# Paid Leave

Mothers of premature babies to be given extended paid maternity leave

Oct 3rd 2017, 8:18 PM 26,586 Views 14 Comments

The additional period will be the number of weeks from the premature baby’s date of birth up to two weeks before the expected date of birth.

# maternity-benefit - Sunday 14 May, 2017

'It's absolutely crazy, it really is' - high staff turnover in Donegal blamed for maternity benefit backlog
# Overdue
# Overdue

'It's absolutely crazy, it really is' - high staff turnover in Donegal blamed for maternity benefit backlog

May 14th 2017, 10:00 AM 22,704 Views 31 Comments

The Department of Social Protection has apologised for the ‘unacceptable’ delay being seen in the delivery of maternity benefits.

# maternity-benefit - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Government apologises for backlog in maternity benefit payments
# Social Welfare
# Social Welfare

Government apologises for backlog in maternity benefit payments

May 10th 2017, 8:59 AM 10,629 Views 19 Comments

Leo Varadkar said online applications are processed ‘much quicker’ than paperwork.

# maternity-benefit - Monday 24 April, 2017

Maternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by 'a number of months'
# Overdue
# Overdue

Maternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by 'a number of months'

Apr 24th 2017, 6:20 AM 35,657 Views 18 Comments

A Department of Social Protection official has said “it is not possible to give an accurate date” for the process of backlogged maternity claims.

# maternity-benefit - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?
# All The Facts
# All The Facts

FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?

Apr 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 67,434 Views 26 Comments

Women in Ireland get some of the longest maternity leave periods in Europe – but also some of the lowest-paid.

# maternity-benefit - Monday 30 January, 2017

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home
# Family Visit
# Family Visit

Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home

Jan 30th 2017, 2:06 PM 26,262 Views 32 Comments

Mothers who want to leave the EU to travel home can now continue to get maternity leave – which wasn’t the case before now.

# maternity-benefit - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit
# Not Fair
# Not Fair

Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit

Jul 8th 2015, 8:20 PM 16,317 Views 18 Comments

The woman who brought the case was refused benefits as she did not meet the requirement of having been pregnant.

# maternity-benefit - Sunday 8 December, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Dec 8th 2013, 7:59 PM 15,377 Views 3 Comments

Everybody’s talking about the ESB strike being called off, Pat Rabbitte versus Colm Keaveney, and protests in Kiev…

# maternity-benefit - Friday 25 October, 2013

PICS: Pregnant mothers protest against maternity benefit cut outside Dáil
# Maternity Benefit
# Maternity Benefit

PICS: Pregnant mothers protest against maternity benefit cut outside Dáil

Oct 25th 2013, 9:53 PM 15,451 Views 68 Comments

The Social Welfare Bill passed its final stage in the Dáil today though Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said it’s not too late for the government to reverse this cut.

Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Dáil passes Social Welfare Bill which implements Budget 2014 cuts

Oct 25th 2013, 9:51 PM 10,396 Views 88 Comments

The bill now goes to the Seanad the week after next.

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?

Oct 25th 2013, 9:36 AM 15,605 Views 74 Comments

Maternity benefit will be standarised at €230 per week for new claimants from January.

# maternity-benefit - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget

Oct 15th 2013, 3:51 PM 18,529 Views 87 Comments

Brendan Howlin’s announcement of a review of all medical cards was greeted with jeers from members of the opposition parties.