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New Medical Card Measures to Remove Barriers to Work for People with Disabilities

Minister for Health Simon Harris today (Friday) announced a significant improvement to the medical card assessment process which will enable persons in receipt of a Disability Allowance payment to have a greater earnings capacity and still retain their medical card. From the 1st December 2018, the medical card earnings disregard for persons in receipt of Disability Allowance will be significantly increased, from €120 to €427 per week and will apply to the assessment process for both single persons and to family assessments.  This increase of more than 250% means that the earnings of someone in receipt of Disability Allowance that can be disregarded under the medical card assessment process has [...]

2018-11-30T12:37:52+00:00November 30th, 2018|Disability, Jobs, National Issues|

New Affordable Childcare Scheme to Open for Applications in October 2019

Existing childcare subsidy schemes to remain in place for 2019/20 programme year, ensuring certainty for families and ‘continuity of care’ for children Comprehensive information and training supports to be rolled out from early 2019 offering a supported transition period for families and childcare providers Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has announced that the new Affordable Childcare Scheme will open for applications in mid-October 2019, with payments flowing from November 2019. The scheme will offer a single, easy to access system of financial subsidies towards childcare for families in Ireland.  Through this, it will enhance affordability and accessibility, and provide a platform for investment in quality childcare [...]

2018-11-23T16:18:01+00:00November 8th, 2018|National Issues|
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