Social Protection

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 […]

29 Jul

fuel allowance payment Joe Carey

Clare families to benefit from change in fuel allowance payment

A change in the way fuel allowance is paid to social welfare recipients will enable them to make considerable savings on their heating bills, according to Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey. Deputy Carey, who is a member of the Oireachtas Social Protection committee that proposed the change, said it had the potential to benefit […]