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#Jobseeker's Benefit

From TheJournal.ie Government to go ahead with plans for self-employed to access jobseeker's payments Self-employed

Government to go ahead with plans for self-employed to access jobseeker's payments

Self-employed people will be able to access €203 a week if they’re out of work.

From TheJournal.ie FactFind: How does Ireland's jobseeker's benefit compare to the rest of the EU? Factfind

FactFind: How does Ireland's jobseeker's benefit compare to the rest of the EU?

One of the Budget talking points will be how our social welfare benefits compare to our EU counterparts.

From TheJournal.ie Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks Social Protection

Waiting times for social welfare payments vary from one week to 40 weeks

As of 30 September, the average waiting time to receive a carer’s allowance was about nine months.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: How do jobseeker's payments here compare to Northern Ireland?

In the Dáil last week, Leo Varadkar asked TheJournal.ie for a fact check. We accepted that request.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar plans to raise dole payments depending on how long you've worked Jobseeker's Benefit

Varadkar plans to raise dole payments depending on how long you've worked

The INOU has welcomed the plan, which the Department of Social Protection told TheJournal.ie is under consideration.

From TheJournal.ie Under 26 and on the dole? Labour has some good news for you - sort of Show Me The Money

Under 26 and on the dole? Labour has some good news for you - sort of

Young adults are currently paid a lower rate of jobseeker’s allowance.

From TheJournal.ie 'Dear Joan: Today, I sat in a dole office and cried to a complete stranger through a glass partition' Social Welfare

'Dear Joan: Today, I sat in a dole office and cried to a complete stranger through a glass partition'

An open letter to the Minister for Social Protection: “I left that office embarrassed, angry, degraded, and a shadow of the educated, confident woman I am meant to be.”

From TheJournal.ie Signing off for Christmas work? Your dole will be restored 'immediately' afterwards Seasonal Jobs

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.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month Live Register

Almost 3,000 extra young people were signing on last month

Overall, the number of people on the Live Register decreased by 4,400 in June.

From TheJournal.ie Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait Sit Tight

Appealing a social welfare decision? You could be in for a long wait

The average processing time of an appeal is six months.

From TheJournal.ie Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent Social Protection

Jobseeker payments expenditure to fall by as much as 20 per cent

The spend in 2014 is expected to be close to half of what it was in 2011.

From TheJournal.ie Social welfare payments delayed by one day, affecting 32,700 people Error

Social welfare payments delayed by one day, affecting 32,700 people

The Department of Social Protection has blamed a “once off processing issue” for the delay with some payments today. They will be paid tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie €669 million saved through social welfare control measures in 2012 Social Welfare

€669 million saved through social welfare control measures in 2012

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

From TheJournal.ie Government to hire private companies to find work for long-term unemployed Euroleaks

Government to hire private companies to find work for long-term unemployed Exclusive

Leaked bailout documents reveal new Department of Social Protection plans to get longstanding jobseekers back to work.

From TheJournal.ie Small drop in live register figures - but unemployment stays at 14.6 per cent Unemployment

Small drop in live register figures - but unemployment stays at 14.6 per cent

The number of people aged 25 or under on the live register dropped for the 29th month in a row.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system Budget 2013

Dáil to begin debating Budget's changes to social welfare system

The Social Welfare Bill, which gives legal effect to cuts to the respite care grant and other changes, will be debated this week.

From TheJournal.ie Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012 Social Protection

Burton asks for extra €685 million in social protection funding... for 2012

On the day of Budget 2013, Joan Burton asks an Oireachtas committee to approve a 5.1 per cent increase for 2012.

From TheJournal.ie Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013? Budget 2013

Readers' Panel Part One: What are you expecting from Budget 2013?

We spoke to some readers about their hopes and fears ahead of tomorrow’s budget. Here’s what they had to say, in their own words.

From TheJournal.ie Burton: Unemployed who work over Christmas "should not have any concerns" Christmas

Burton: Unemployed who work over Christmas "should not have any concerns"

Those who are unemployed are able to work or attend a training course for up to eight weeks without it impacting on their various allowances.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas committee considers access to welfare for self-employed Welfare

Oireachtas committee considers access to welfare for self-employed

The committee heard from the Self Employed Alliance Dundalk who said there has been “unjust, unwarranted discrimination” against self-employed people.

From TheJournal.ie Just 10-20 per cent of people better off on dole, says ESRI Benefits

Just 10-20 per cent of people better off on dole, says ESRI

The economic think-tank has revised the findings from a controversial working paper which it pulled earlier this week.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our welfare system is broken. We can fix it… by paying everybody. Opinion

Column: Our welfare system is broken. We can fix it… by paying everybody.

Paying rich and poor alike might sound counter-intuitive – but it could lay the foundation for a welfare system that works, writes Anne B Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie Those on benefits do not have enough for 'basic standard of living' Welfare

Those on benefits do not have enough for 'basic standard of living'

A report being launched today highlights the difficulties of those in receipt of jobseeker’s benefit who do not have enough to meet their physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs.

From TheJournal.ie New welfare 'profiling' to determine when jobless likely to find work Welfare

New welfare 'profiling' to determine when jobless likely to find work

The new system aims to reduce long-term unemployment – and penalise people who refuse work or training.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to part-time jobseeker's payment will not benefit unemployed - INOU Budget 2012

Changes to part-time jobseeker's payment will not benefit unemployed - INOU

The unemployed will not benefit from the changes to the way jobseeker’s payments are paid, the Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed has said.

From TheJournal.ie Criminal Assets Bureau takings now over €133million CAB

Criminal Assets Bureau takings now over €133million

The CAB handed more than €7million to the Exchequer last year, amid suggestions its methods could be rolled out across Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Monday Take 5

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent Unemployment

Unemployment rate increased in May, reaching 14.8 per cent

Figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the numbers signing on jumped by 2,600 in the month of May.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged Live Register

Unemployment down slightly as Live Register is unchanged

Ireland’s rate of unemployment now stands at 14.6 per cent, down 0.1 from last month, with 439,200 signing on.

From TheJournal.ie Unemployment stays at 14.7 per cent as live register rises Live Register

Unemployment stays at 14.7 per cent as live register rises

1,100 more people were signing on March, up by almost 11,000 on the same time last year but down on September’s peak.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Thursday Take 5

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.