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Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins has welcomed news that approximately 31,344 families in Galway are set to benefit from an increase in child benefit being introduced in the Dáil this week.
Whether or not the controversial report this week about the Polish woman 'Magda' living the high life courtesy of the generous Irish social welfare system was entirely accurate or not matters little; what matters a lot however is that, just as with the 'mad and greedy' economy-crashing Irish people that our Taoiseach so readily informed the World Economic Forum about last week, much of the report contents were actually true.
As the harsh reality of this week’s Budget begins to sink in, the Kilkenny Advertiser has been talking to local public representatives and business owners about what it will mean for people locally.
With the Budget on December 7, An Taoiseach and his Cabinet are considering every option when it comes to cuts and taxes. Mr Kenny at the beginning of this week declared that any speculation regarding cuts in child benefit is 'purely speculation.' However a cut in child benefit seems very probable.
Lone parents are at a greater risk of poverty than the population at large but at the same time those on social welfare risk losing payments if they choose to officially co-habit with or marry a partner, according to Mayo Fine Gael TD, Michael Ring.
Any plans to cut Child Benefit in the December budget are being strongly opposed by children’s rights groups and public representatives.
The proposal to cut off lone parent benefit for children over 13 years of age has been roundly condemned this week, with some describing the measure as anti-family.
Parents claiming Child Benefit are currently being contacted to verify their entitlement to payments. The move comes as the Government attempts to update Child Benefit records.
A Government TD has warned that child benefit is not a luxury, and any move to tax or means test it would be completely unacceptable in the upcoming Budget.
As Budget 2010 looms and fears intensify about how financially worse off the Irish citizen will be following its implementation, one area which needs to be policed more vigourously is benefit fraud. The State is losing hundreds of millions of euro each year through social welfare fraud.