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Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms
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Child benefit instalment unpaid for older teenagers due to delay with forms

Jul 7th 2021, 9:30 PM 25,996 Views 3 Comments

Several families who expected to be given the payment this week have not received it.

Fine Gael distances itself from councillor's comments that child benefit can be a 'subsidy to have sex'
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Fine Gael distances itself from councillor's comments that child benefit can be a 'subsidy to have sex'

May 25th 2021, 5:05 PM 60,865 Views 80 Comments

Cllr David McManus said he did not mean to cause offence by his comments.

Man who fraudulently claimed over €225,000 in social welfare admits to falsely claiming a further €18,000
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Man who fraudulently claimed over €225,000 in social welfare admits to falsely claiming a further €18,000

Jan 20th 2020, 10:30 PM 62,034 Views 48 Comments

Leendert Stolk fraudulently used a school stamp while claiming child benefit for his two children between 2011 and 2018, a court heard today.

Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful
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Department seeks judicial review after watchdog rules child benefit data collection unlawful

Aug 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 13,398 Views 0 Comments

It comes after an individual made a complaint about the repeated requests to provide information to claim child benefit.

Problem over payment of child benefit to Irish parents 'resolved' following industry-wide banking issue
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Problem over payment of child benefit to Irish parents 'resolved' following industry-wide banking issue

Oct 2nd 2018, 2:28 PM 39,044 Views 71 Comments

Customers with An Post, Ulster Bank and PTSB have been affected.

Poll: Do you support means testing the child benefit payment?
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Poll: Do you support means testing the child benefit payment?

Jun 6th 2018, 8:19 AM 24,453 Views 151 Comments

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said yesterday she supported the universality of the payment.

Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment
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Social Protection Minister rules out means testing child benefit payment

Jun 5th 2018, 11:55 AM 15,496 Views 153 Comments

Regina Doherty acknowledged that there are issues with the childcare system in Ireland but argued that means testing is cumbersome.

Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents
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Have kids? Here's what Budget 2018 means for parents

Oct 10th 2017, 3:39 PM 82,771 Views 32 Comments

An increase to some child benefits, investment in the State’s free childcare scheme and more teachers are among the changes.

Poll: Should parents who don't get vaccinations for their children have child benefit cut in half?
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Poll: Should parents who don't get vaccinations for their children have child benefit cut in half?

May 3rd 2017, 9:22 AM 45,401 Views 507 Comments

Less than half of eligible girls began the series of HPV jabs last September, far lower than the target of 80%.

Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m
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Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m

Oct 17th 2016, 6:05 AM 13,727 Views 18 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said providing tax credits for paid child care would fail an equity test.

Child benefit will NOT be linked to school attendance
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Child benefit will NOT be linked to school attendance

May 25th 2016, 4:49 PM 12,001 Views 68 Comments

Leo Varadkar doesn’t think it would help.

The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?
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The Debate Room: Should Child Benefit be linked to school attendance?

May 14th 2016, 7:20 AM 1,285 Views 99 Comments

The plan to link Child Benefit to children’s school attendance records has come under much scrutiny this week.

Poll: Do you support child benefit being linked to school attendance?
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Poll: Do you support child benefit being linked to school attendance?

May 11th 2016, 9:35 AM 34,357 Views 215 Comments

A section of the draft programme for government includes a section proposing this.

Here's how families will be affected by the Budget
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Here's how families will be affected by the Budget

Oct 13th 2015, 3:48 PM 18,159 Views 39 Comments

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

Here's everything we know about the Budget so far
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Here's everything we know about the Budget so far

Oct 12th 2015, 11:59 PM 33,790 Views 95 Comments

The announcement is not until tomorrow but details are already emerging.

Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016?
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# The Leaks So Far

Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016?

Sep 14th 2015, 8:30 PM 46,715 Views 101 Comments

With a month to go, the Budget leaks have begun in earnest.

Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'
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Joan slams social welfare fraudsters for 'giving two fingers to their neighbours'

Jun 24th 2015, 8:30 PM 25,642 Views 138 Comments

Tens of millions of euro are overpaid each year.

€10m in child benefit was paid to people not entitled to it
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€10m in child benefit was paid to people not entitled to it

May 27th 2015, 6:01 AM 21,263 Views 46 Comments

The Department of Social Protection says it aims to minimise risks of fraud and eliminate incorrect payments.

Some Leaving Cert students don't get Child Benefit - because of their age
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# Kids And Money

Some Leaving Cert students don't get Child Benefit - because of their age

Jan 29th 2015, 6:30 AM 46,698 Views 50 Comments

This Senator thinks that should change.

Child benefit is 'staying as it is', regardless of what the IMF says
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Child benefit is 'staying as it is', regardless of what the IMF says

Jan 28th 2015, 6:05 PM 17,172 Views 81 Comments

The Coalition is standing its ground.

How much were fraudulent Child Benefit claims costing the country?
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How much were fraudulent Child Benefit claims costing the country?

Dec 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 16,070 Views 85 Comments

Around €130 million in the last two years.

Here's the 'child benefit' tweet a Cork bar was forced to apologise over
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# Nope

Here's the 'child benefit' tweet a Cork bar was forced to apologise over

Oct 15th 2014, 12:38 PM 9,473 Views 7 Comments

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Child benefit could be increased by even more than a fiver in Budget 2016
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Child benefit could be increased by even more than a fiver in Budget 2016

Oct 15th 2014, 11:10 AM 10,781 Views 52 Comments

A small increase in child benefit was announced as part of the Budget yesterday.

Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents
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Child Benefit: €5 extra per child, per month for parents

Oct 14th 2014, 6:00 PM 20,772 Views 101 Comments

Brendan Howlin sprung the surprise increase this afternoon.

Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data
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Howlin wants to know what you think about public bodies sharing data

Aug 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 6,239 Views 38 Comments

A public consultation process has been announced ahead of the publication of the Data-Sharing and Governance Bill.

'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare
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'No evidence' that disproportionately high number of migrants receive social welfare

Jul 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 10,771 Views 82 Comments

A new study has found that the number in receipt of these payments are just a little or below the number in the work force.

Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year
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Here's what the social welfare budget paid for last year

Jul 9th 2014, 6:07 PM 20,192 Views 76 Comments

Between pensions, jobseeker’s payments and allowances for children and carers, Joan Burton’s department spend €20.3 billion.

Poll: Should child benefit be means-tested?
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Poll: Should child benefit be means-tested?

Jun 9th 2014, 8:35 AM 21,101 Views 188 Comments

It’s one of the few remaining universal payments, but should it depend on how much money the parents make?

Column: Our new tax code has created a 'hierarchy' of parenting
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Column: Our new tax code has created a 'hierarchy' of parenting

Apr 15th 2014, 1:00 PM 59 Views 13 Comments

A recent change to child benefit is forcing separated parents into “primary” and a “secondary” roles.

Families have seen monthly disposable income drop by €300 since 2008
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Families have seen monthly disposable income drop by €300 since 2008

Oct 2nd 2013, 8:41 AM 4,957 Views 47 Comments

A family with one parent has also seen its tax bill jump by 125 as a result of austerity policies, according to a new report.

Replacing child benefit with school attendance payment 'would save €100m'
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Replacing child benefit with school attendance payment 'would save €100m'

Aug 23rd 2013, 6:15 AM 14,516 Views 127 Comments

TD Denis Naughten has said the payment of €130 would remain intact but would be based on school attendance under his proposal which he said could also help reduce truancy.

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out
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Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out

Jul 25th 2013, 10:00 PM 12,889 Views 211 Comments

“Clearly no one wants to reduce child benefit, but there will be cuts and there will be adjustments,” Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said of the social welfare budget this evening.

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jul 21st 2013, 8:00 PM 11,399 Views 0 Comments

Everyone’s talking about water safety, Anglo emails and Irish sporting exploits.

'No discussion' on cutting Child Benefit in Budget 2014
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'No discussion' on cutting Child Benefit in Budget 2014

Jul 21st 2013, 1:15 PM 10,088 Views 88 Comments

Is there a row in the camp over the issue?

Pat Rabbitte: ‘I never said election promises were worthless’
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Pat Rabbitte: ‘I never said election promises were worthless’

Jun 2nd 2013, 7:45 AM 10,841 Views 69 Comments

“Isn’t that what you do during an election?”: Pat Rabbitte says his RTÉ comments were misrepresented… by Vincent Browne.

Fine Gael TDs on Twitter and free GP care : The week's news skewed
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Fine Gael TDs on Twitter and free GP care : The week's news skewed

May 11th 2013, 10:00 AM 5,283 Views 13 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Leinster House goes wild photocopying arses, free GP care for healthy citizens, and FG TDs insult each other for Twitter practice.

€669 million saved through social welfare control measures in 2012
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€669 million saved through social welfare control measures in 2012

Mar 8th 2013, 6:10 PM 10,487 Views 76 Comments

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

Oireachtas agenda: Flooding, Magdalenes and child benefit
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Oireachtas agenda: Flooding, Magdalenes and child benefit

Feb 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 3,562 Views 2 Comments

Joan Burton discusses her stance on a possible two-tier child benefit system in the Seanad today.

New child benefit will hurt poorer families, says Vincent de Paul
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New child benefit will hurt poorer families, says Vincent de Paul

Feb 21st 2013, 6:45 AM 5,556 Views 93 Comments

The recommended two-tier child benefit system will worsen the situation of families who are already struggling, the charity said.

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