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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.

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THE DEPARTMENT OF Social Protection has moved to reassure those on Jobseekers that their payments can be suspended if they get temporary Christmas work.

Junior Minister Kevin Humphreys has said that payments would be “reinstated immediately” once the claimant signs back on.

In some social welfare offices, the initial processing of means-tested Jobseeker’s Allowance can take several weeks.

However, Humphreys said this will not be the case after temporary suspension, and that the work can last for up to eight weeks.

This also applies throughout the year, and applies to both work and training courses.

Today saw yet another bumper day on the jobs front, with 740 new positions announced for Longford, Kildare, Dublin, and Galway

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The jobs range from positions at a pet food pouch manufacturing facility to an IT firm.

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