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Report on Lone Parents: Motion (15 Feb 2018)

John Curran: ...highlighted by the joint committee and whether they are adequate, but it is fair to indicate what the Minister said has been done and her acknowledgement of what still needs to be done. Being a lone parent carries its own particular difficulties. Being the sole carer makes it difficult for the parent to avail of full-time and better paid employment or access educational opportunities...

Written Answers — Department of Finance: Tax Credits (15 Feb 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Ruth Coppinger: 96. To ask the Minister for Finance his plans to change the criteria for the home carer tax credit to cover persons who are not married but living together; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7834/18]

Written Answers — Department of Education and Skills: Gender Equality (15 Feb 2018)

Richard Bruton: I propose to take Questions Nos. 128 and 129 together. The HEA national review of gender equality in Irish higher education institutions, which was published in June 2016, contained a list of 61 recommendations; 22 of which were for implementation by higher education institutions. None of the recommendations was mandatory. I have attached a list of these recommendations and their associated...

Written Answers — Department of Justice and Equality: Parental Leave (15 Feb 2018)

David Stanton: ...a phased approach; - Estimate the likely costs arising; and - Align any proposals as much as possible with a European Commission Proposal for a Directive on work-life balance for parents and carers. The group is currently working on a policy approach and I expect it to report with its proposals at the end of April. The move to introduce a paid parental leave entitlement...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Applications (15 Feb 2018)

Pat Deering: 286. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when a person (details supplied) will have a decision on their application for a carer's allowance. [7835/18]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Eligibility (15 Feb 2018)

Bernard Durkan: 289. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an investigation into a carer's allowance payment will be concluded in the case of a person (details supplied); when the payment will be reinstated; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7888/18]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Appeals (15 Feb 2018)

Michael Fitzmaurice: 290. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when the file of a person (details supplied) who submitted a carer's allowance appeal on 8 November 2017 is expected to be forwarded to the appeals section; the reason for the delay; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7895/18]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Applications (15 Feb 2018)

Willie Penrose: 292. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection the status of an application by a person (details supplied) for carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7927/18]

Ceisteanna - Questions (Resumed): Programme for Government Review (14 Feb 2018)

Leo Varadkar: ...of the main areas of progress since the last report include the opening of Luas cross city, which was completed on time and within budget. General practitioner visit cards are being extended to carers. Legislation is pending on this and additional funding for respite care is being provided as well. There is a reduction in prescription charges for patients with medical cards and for...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: State Pension (Non-Contributory) Eligibility (14 Feb 2018)

Regina Doherty: ...for €190,500 of the gross proceeds to be disregarded in the means assessment. This disregard also applies in cases where the claimant sells their principal residence in order to reside with a carer who is in receipt of Carer’s Benefit or Carer’s Allowance in respect of the care and attention provided to the claimant. Accordingly, in the case outlined by the...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Insurance Rates (14 Feb 2018)

Regina Doherty: Self-employed workers who earn €5,000 or more in a contribution year, are liable for PRSI at the Class S rate of 4%, subject to a minimum annual payment of €500. This provides them with access to the following benefits: State pension (contributory) and widow’s, widower’s or surviving civil partner’s pension (contributory), guardian’s payment...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Pension Provisions (14 Feb 2018)

Regina Doherty: ...totality of a person’s social insurance contributions - as opposed to the timing of them - determines a final pension outcome, and it also acknowledges, for the first time, the contribution made by home-carers in the period before 1994. The TCA model proposed for post-2020 pensioners has yet to be decided upon, as the Government proposal will not be finalised until after a...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Eligibility (14 Feb 2018)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh: 295. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied) will be addressed; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7788/18]

Third Interim Report from the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes: Statements (13 Feb 2018)

Mattie McGrath: ...are ill equipped and untrained to deal with it. To where will they bring children in question and their families? Will they bring them into the Garda station and try to find a foster home for them? I salute the foster carers that make their houses and homes available. However, there are lots of problems under the Minister's watch. It is important that we also bring in the United...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Benefit Applications (13 Feb 2018)

Fiona O'Loughlin: 613. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection to outline the status of an application by a person (details supplied) in County Kildare. [6864/18]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Carer's Allowance Applications (13 Feb 2018)

James Browne: 618. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) is entitled to a carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [6765/18]

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Rates (13 Feb 2018)

Regina Doherty: The Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice (VPSJ) developed a model of a minimum income standard (MIS). The MIS is defined by the VPSJ as “the gross income a household needs in order to reach their minimum essential standard of living”. The VPSJ’s Minimum Essential Standard of Living 2017 (MESL) is derived from a negotiated consensus, based on focus groups with...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Social Welfare Code (13 Feb 2018)

Regina Doherty: I propose to take Questions Nos. 627 to 629, inclusive, together. The Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices used in the following table is sourced from the Department of Finance’s 2018 Budget Day book. This provides forecasts for inflation for the four years 2018 to 2021 inclusive. However, there is no projection available for 2022 or 2023 and, thus, no costings are provided for the...

Written Answers — Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection: Free Travel Scheme Eligibility (13 Feb 2018)

Regina Doherty: ...aged over 66 living permanently in the State. To qualify for the scheme, applicants who are under age 66 must be in receipt of a qualifying payment. These are invalidity pension, blind pension, disability allowance, carer’s allowance or an equivalent social security payment from a country covered by EC Regulations or one with which Ireland has a Bilateral Social Security...

Written Answers — Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government: Tenant Purchase Scheme Review (13 Feb 2018) See 1 other result from this answer

Colm Brophy: 661. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when he plans to launch a new tenant purchase scheme for long-term social housing tenants; and if carer's allowance will be included as allowable income. [6712/18]

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