Social Protection

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, TD, today (12th October 2012), hosted a pre-Budget Forum to give voluntary and community organisations the opportunity to make pre-Budget submissions relating to social welfare schemes at a special...

The Department of Social Protection today (Friday, 21 September 2012) has clarified that receipt for payment of the Household Charge is not a pre-condition to secure a Social Welfare payment. Letters which are issuing from the Department of Social...

The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton TD today (6 September 2012) announced the provision of free independent professional financial advice to borrowers in mortgage distress...

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton today announced the provision of free independent professional financial advice to borrowers in mortgage distress...

The annual Respite Care Grant of €1,700 is paid to carers providing full-time care and attention to an older person or a person with a disability, regardless of their means or social insurance...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D. today (Wednesday, 23rd May) reminded employers that they may avail of the Employer Job PRSI Incentive Scheme until the end of 2012...

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton today announced 1,000 extra places for JobBridge, the National Internship Scheme...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD today announced 1,000 extra places for JobBridge, the National Internship Scheme...

The numbers of people availing of activation programmes has increased by over 10,000 in the last twelve months. According to the latest figures released from the Central Statistics Office today...

Social Protection Minister, Joan Burton TD, today announced the new powers she is proposing to give to Social Welfare inspectors to help in the prevention and detection of fraud...

 

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