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More than 3,000 Galway families are set to lose anything up to €80 a week from July as the age threshold for the One Parent Family Payment is cut from 16 to seven, a move which could force some parents out of the workplace, a local TD has warned.
Galway women and carers will see their pensions cut by as much as €30 a week - €1,500 a year - due to a “sneaky change” in pension payments made by Social Protection Minister Joan Burton.
Post offices in rural Galway should not be threatened with closure over Government plans to relpace ‘An Post’ with the term “payment service provider” in the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill.
There has been mixed reaction locally to Budget 2013, which has delivered €3.5bn worth of cuts and taxes which will have an impact right across the board.
Social protection minister Joan Bruton will be in Galway tomorrow to host special briefing for employers on her department’s services.
A review of an EU rule which requires the Irish State to pay child benefit to parents who work here but leave their children in their home countries may help the State save money, a newly elected Galway East Labour TD said this week.
The self-employed should be just as entitled to welfare assistance as employees who lose their jobs or those on the dole as they require assistance through the bad times just the same as anybody else.