Social Protection

28 Dec

Social Protection

Carers and one-parent families to benefit from new measures

Hundreds of carers and lone parents in Clare will benefit from new social protection measures that will come into force next week, according to Fine Gael TD Joe Carey. Carers will receive carer’s allowance for an additional 12 weeks if the person they are caring for moves into full-time care. There are almost 70,000 carers […]

26 Dec

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey

Reduced rent contribution will help young people on welfare

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey says that young people on social welfare will save up to €20 a week as a result of the Government decision to cut the personal contribution they make to their rent supplement. The reduction in the personal contribution will apply to anyone under the age of 26 who is […]

13 Oct

Carers

A good deal for carers and the self-employed

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey says that Budget 2017 has delivered a new deal for carers and the self-employed whose significant contributions to society have been largely overlooked. “As a member of the Joint Committee on Social Protection, I was delighted that we could deliver long-term illness and treatment benefits for the self-employed as […]

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