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#Welfare Payments

# welfare-payments - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

'No clear legal basis' to remove PUP for those holidaying abroad, says legal advice group

The chief executive of Flac today wrote to Heather Humphreys to request the suspension of this policy.

# welfare-payments - Friday 20 March, 2020

Top up scheme for employers to pay €203 to laid-off workers and receive State refund approved by government

This scheme allows employers to pay workers €203 a week and receive a refund from the State.

# welfare-payments - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Bank of Ireland says payments now being made to customers following 'processing delay'

Customers were left out of pocket as a result of the delay this morning.

# welfare-payments - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Some welfare offices closed and An Post services disrupted due to Storm Ali

The Department of Social Protection is advising people to get in touch with their offices tomorrow to schedule an appointment.

# welfare-payments - Sunday 22 October, 2017

'Welfare is not just for those out of work. Here's what you can claim'

Charlie Weston and Karl Deeter’s new book, This Book Is Worth €25,000, is full of tips on how to save money and stop getting ripped off. In this extract they talk about the welfare payments that families are entitled to.

# welfare-payments - Monday 23 December, 2013

An Post wins new contract to keep delivering social welfare payments

The department say that the contract is worth more than €50 million a year to An Post.

# welfare-payments - Friday 30 November, 2012

Budget 2013: Children's groups hit out at likely €10 cut to child benefit

Various reports indicate that child benefit will be cut from €140 to €130 per child in next week’s Budget.

# welfare-payments - Monday 1 October, 2012

Report recommends child benefit be cut to about €100 per month

A so-called “two tier” child benefit system, recommended by an advisory group to the Social Protection Minister, would see child benefit payments cut to about €100 per month.

# welfare-payments - Monday 18 July, 2011

Joan Burton criticised over welfare 'lifestyle choice' comments Lifestyle Choice This post contains a poll

Joan Burton criticised over welfare 'lifestyle choice' comments

Sinn Féin described the Minister’s comments as “galling” – saying that the government had failed to create jobs for the unemployed.

# welfare-payments - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Poll: Is it right to cut benefits for those who refuse work or training? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it right to cut benefits for those who refuse work or training?

Joan Burton has proposed that dole claimants have their payments docked if they refuse training or offers of work but is it right to do this?

# welfare-payments - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Two questions you must ask your candidates when they knock on your door

Economist Ronan Lyons unveils the two questions every voter should ask when the election candidates come calling.