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# maternity benefit

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'Have you tried actually applying for something with the Public Services Card? It's a painful experience'
It’s hard to think of one way that the expansion of the card is making life easier for citizens.
Mothers of premature babies to be given extended paid maternity leave
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.
'It's absolutely crazy, it really is' - high staff turnover in Donegal blamed for maternity benefit backlog
The Department of Social Protection has apologised for the ‘unacceptable’ delay being seen in the delivery of maternity benefits.
Government apologises for backlog in maternity benefit payments
Leo Varadkar said online applications are processed ‘much quicker’ than paperwork.
Maternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by 'a number of months'
A Department of Social Protection official has said “it is not possible to give an accurate date” for the process of backlogged maternity claims.
FactFind: How generous is maternity leave in Ireland?
Women in Ireland get some of the longest maternity leave periods in Europe – but also some of the lowest-paid.
Ireland's maternity benefit now helps migrants who want to travel home
Mothers who want to leave the EU to travel home can now continue to get maternity leave – which wasn’t the case before now.
Government slammed after mother of surrogate baby denied benefit
The woman who brought the case was refused benefits as she did not meet the requirement of having been pregnant.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everybody’s talking about the ESB strike being called off, Pat Rabbitte versus Colm Keaveney, and protests in Kiev…
PICS: Pregnant mothers protest against maternity benefit cut outside Dáil
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
The bill now goes to the Seanad the week after next.
Poll: Do you support the new standarised rate of maternity benefit?
Maternity benefit will be standarised at €230 per week for new claimants from January.
Telephone allowance, maternity benefit and medical cards hit hard in Budget
Brendan Howlin’s announcement of a review of all medical cards was greeted with jeers from members of the opposition parties.