Social Protection

The Government has held a special cabinet meeting this afternoon to advance new proposals to create and support Irish jobs...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has today (17th July 2013) published the General Scheme of the Gender Recognition Bill 2013, following Cabinet approval. It provides for the recognition of the acquired gender...

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton, has today published the General Scheme of the Gender Recognition Bill 2013, following Cabinet approval. It provides for the recognition of the acquired gender of transgender people aged 18 and over...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, has today (4th July 2013) confirmed that Ballymun, Dublin, has been selected as one of the first Youth Guarantee Schemes to proceed in the EU following funding approval by the European Commission and the Government...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D, has today (Wednesday, 26th June, 2013) announced that An Post is the preferred bidder for the delivery of over-the-counter cash services to Department of Social Protection...

Each week in 2012, nearly 1.5 million people received a social welfare payment and, when qualified adults and children are included, almost 2.3 million people benefitted from weekly payments from the Department of Social Protection. The total...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton T.D., has today (5 June 2013) announced her intention to implement revised rent limits under the Rent Supplement scheme. These new rent limits will come into force on Monday 17 June 2013 and...

The annual Respite Care Grant is paid to carers providing full-time care and attention to a person with a disability, regardless of their means or social insurance contributions. More than 72,800 carers will benefit from the grant which is...

The annual Respite Care Grant is paid to carers providing full-time care and attention to a person with a disability, regardless of their means or social insurance contributions. More than 72,800 carers will benefit from the grant which is set at €1,375 in...

The Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton TD, today (22nd May 2013) published the Social Welfare and Pensions (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2013 to give effect to a number of social welfare and pensions reforms...

 

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