Families told to wait up to 10 months for welfare payment
Posted by Old Boy
FATHER-OF-THREE Stephen Kinsella spent two years out of work until he finally secured a job (on a three-month rolling contract) at a local factory in May 2012.
It was happy news, especially as his wife Mary was expecting their fourth child. However, the Carlow resident would still have money worries, despite the weekly income. As a result, he discovered that he is entitled to the Family Income Supplement and applied for the payment in June this year.
At the time of application he was told it would take up to 20 weeks for a decision to be reached.
This week, the Department of Social Protection said it would be March 2013 before the application is processed.
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Posted on November 21, 2012, in Government, Ireland, Uncategorized and tagged Business, Carlow, Department of Social Protection, Insurance, June, Letterkenny, Single parent, Welfare. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.