Social Protection

28 Sep

Christmas bonus

Carey confirms Christmas bonus payments

THE Government has no intention of discontinuing the Christmas Bonus for any social welfare recipient, Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has confirmed.

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 […]

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