Social Protection

10 Aug

Carey on paternity benefit

Carey urges new fathers to claim paternity benefit

As the first anniversary of the introduction of Paternity Benefit approaches, Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey is encouraging new or expectant fathers to apply for the two weeks payment. Employed and self-employed fathers with the correct PRSI contributions are entitled to receive Paternity Benefit which is available from the Department of Social Protection to parents […]

9 Aug

Carers benefits

€4.3 million paid to Clare carers

Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed that an estimated €4.3 million was paid to almost 2,500 carers in Clare today through support grants from the Department of Social Protection.                    Deputy Carey, who is a member of the Oireachtas committee on Social Protection, explained that the €1,700 grant is paid to those providing […]

31 Jul

joe carey childcare benefits

Extra funding for childcare

Deputy Joe Carey is encouraging Clare families to check their entitlements to ensure they get the full benefit of increased childcare benefits. “From September, every child aged between 6-months and 3-years in full or part-time registered childcare will get some level of support. There will be no minimum number of hours and no maximum number […]