Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Category Archives: Social Protection

New Pension Reforms will benefit pensioners across Galway and Mayo

The Pension Reforms agreed by Government at the Cabinet meeting and confirmed by my colleague, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty will significantly benefit many people in Galway, Mayo and the West who are in receipt of a reduced State Pension. The Government has agreed to allow pensioners under the system introduced… Continue Reading

Boost for Galway Hospice through Dormant Accounts Funding

An allocation of almost €100,000 for the Galway Hospice has been made from Dormant Accounts Fund. The funding is being provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection which will be reimbursed from the Dormant Accounts Fund. The Dormant Accounts Fund comes under my remit as Minister of State at the Department of… Continue Reading

Changes to Social Protection schemes will benefit workers across Galway and Mayo

Recent changes to social protection supports will benefit both self-employed workers and employees across Galway and Mayo. The changes include the extension, for the first time ever, of the Invalidity Pension Scheme to self-employed workers. My colleague, Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD confirmed to me that the extension of the… Continue Reading

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

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