Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Social Protection

Making Work Pay Report will help more people with disabilities in Galway and Mayo enter workplace

The ‘Making Work Pay’ Report has been launched and will, I believe, help support more people with disabilities in Galway and Mayo into the workplace.  Launched by Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health, Simon Harris the ‘Making Work Pay’ Report was compiled by an interdepartmental group chaired by economist, Professor Frances… Continue Reading

Treatment Benefit Scheme extended to self-employed people in Galway and Mayo

Reforms to the PRSI system introduced this week mean that self-employed people, such as small business-owners and farmers, will for the first time be entitled to benefits under the Department of Social Protection’s Treatment Benefit Scheme.  The extension of the Treatment Benefit Scheme to self-employed people is very significant and will benefit over 12,100 people… Continue Reading

Results prove effectiveness of LEO leadership on local employment

Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources and Fine Gael TD for Galway West and Mayo South, Seán Kyne has welcomed the results from Galway’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and Mayo’s LEO for 2016 which resulted in 79 and 116 across the counties respectively. The figures show that Galway’s LEO has worked with… Continue Reading

Flexibility on Rural Social Scheme limits following Galway meeting with Minister Varadkar

  The Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, has confirmed to me that existing participants on the Rural Social Scheme will not be subject to the new six year term limit. The new term limit will only apply to new participants and is designed to ensure that as many people as possible can avail of the… Continue Reading