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Know Your Rights: Retiring At 65 And Social Welfare Payments

Know Your Rights: Retiring At 65 And Social Welfare Payments

February 20, 2021 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have to retire at 65, and can’t claim my State pension until I’m 66. What can I do? Answer: Many people, under their contract of employment, must […]

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Know Your Rights: Claiming Tax Relief On Utility Bills When Working From Home 

Know Your Rights: Claiming Tax Relief On Utility Bills When Working From Home 

February 13, 2021 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m working from home because of COVID-19. Can I claim tax back on my utility bills?  Answer: If you are working from home (also known as e-working or […]

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Know Your Rights: The Higher Education Access Route 

Know Your Rights: The Higher Education Access Route 

February 6, 2021 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I attend a DEIS school and want to go to university. My family are not well off.  Is there anything to help me go to college?  Answer: The […]

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Know Your Rights: Buying Online From The UK After Brexit

Know Your Rights: Buying Online From The UK After Brexit

February 1, 2021 at 12:17 pm 1 comment

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… THE impact of Brexit is now being felt by Irish consumers up and down the country. As a result of the UK leaving the EU, there are changes to […]

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Know Your Rights: How To Recognise A Scam And What To Do After

Know Your Rights: How To Recognise A Scam And What To Do After

January 23, 2021 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… WITH fraudulent behaviour at an all-time high, it’s important that we take time to familiarise ourselves with the signs of a scam and how to deal with it. Some […]

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Know Your Rights: Prescription Charges For Medical Card Holders

Know Your Rights: Prescription Charges For Medical Card Holders

November 21, 2020 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have a medical card but I seem to be paying more than the monthly cap for prescription charges for my family. Why would this happen and how can […]

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Know Your Rights: Returning To School 

Know Your Rights: Returning To School 

August 8, 2020 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public (for any updates to the following text, click here)… Question: When schools reopen, what health and safety rules will children have to follow?  Answer: The Government plans to reopen schools at the […]

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Know Your Rights: How To Deal With Scams

Know Your Rights: How To Deal With Scams

August 1, 2020 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I think I’ve been scammed, can I get my money back? Answer: If you’ve been scammed, you have been tricked into parting with your money. The scam can come […]

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Know Your Rights: Returning To Live In Ireland With A De Facto Partner 

Know Your Rights: Returning To Live In Ireland With A De Facto Partner 

March 28, 2020 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: My son has lived in the US for the past 10 years. He is planning to come back to Ireland in a few months. He is in a long-term […]

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Know Your Rights: Compensation In The Event Of Package Holiday Cancellation 

Know Your Rights: Compensation In The Event Of Package Holiday Cancellation 

March 21, 2020 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I booked and paid for a package holiday in January. I have just learned that the hotel has been quarantined due to coronavirus. I’m hoping the travel agent will […]

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Know Your Rights: Childcare Subsidy

March 7, 2020 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am due to return to work after maternity leave in a few months, and I am looking into my childcare options. Our income is modest, and I’m afraid […]

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Know Your Rights: Jobseeker’s Benefit For Self-Employed People

February 29, 2020 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have run my own company for several years, but things have become very difficult lately. I’ve always understood that being self-employed meant that I didn’t qualify for unemployment […]

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Know Your Rights: What Are Rent Pressure Zones?

February 22, 2020 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: What is a rent pressure zone? Answer: A rent pressure zone (RPZ) is an area where rents cannot be increased by more than 4% each year. They are areas where […]

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Know Your Rights: School Transport Scheme

February 15, 2020 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: My daughter is starting secondary school in September and we live 5 kilometres from her school. Am I eligible for the School Transport Scheme? Answer: You may qualify for the […]

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Know Your Rights: National Minimum Wage And USC

February 8, 2020 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m a full-time minimum wage PAYE worker. Does the increase in the national minimum wage mean that I pay more Universal Social Charge? Answer: The minimum wage increased from €9.80 […]

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Know Your Rights: PAYE Income Tax Rates 2020

January 18, 2020 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m a PAYE worker. What income tax will I pay in 2020? Answer: The amount of tax that you have to pay depends on your personal circumstances. Tax is charged […]

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Know Your Rights: The Legal Alcohol Limits For Driving

December 28, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: What are the legal alcohol limits for driving? Answer: It is an offence to drive in a public place if you are too intoxicated to have proper control of your […]

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Know Your Rights: Can Taxis Charge Higher Fares Over Christmas And New Year?

December 21, 2019 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: Can taxis charge higher fares over Christmas and New Year? Answer: Yes, taxis can charge more on certain days over Christmas. Drivers have the right to charge the maximum amount […]

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Know Your Rights: Patient Advocacy Service

December 14, 2019 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I was in hospital recently and I was not happy with my experience there. When I complained to the nurse in charge I wasn’t satisfied with the response. How […]

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Know Your Rights: The New Rules Applying To Gift Vouchers

December 7, 2019 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I usually get a gift voucher at Christmas. What are the new gift voucher rules that came in recently? Answer: Gift vouchers are any voucher, coupon or other document (including […]

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Know Your Rights: Applying For A Passport Online

Know Your Rights: Applying For A Passport Online

November 23, 2019 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am an Irish citizen. Can I apply for my first Irish passport online? Answer: From 1 November 2019, Irish citizens (adults and children) living in the following countries can […]

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Know Your Rights: Maternity Leave Entitlements

November 16, 2019 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am due to have a baby in three months and have planned to take maternity leave. Am I entitled to any more paid leave to look after the […]

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Know Your Rights: Rules For Operating Drones 

November 2, 2019 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am buying a drone for my son as a gift this Christmas. What are the rules for flying it? Answer: Drones and model aircraft are both considered small unmanned […]

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Know Your Rights: Public Holiday Entitlement

October 26, 2019 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I work full-time, Monday to Friday, but the business will be closed on Monday 28 October. Will I get paid for the day? Answer: Monday, October 28, 2019 is a […]

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Know Your Rights: Tax Relief On Tuition Fees 

October 19, 2019 at 8:17 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: My brother and I have started in third-level college this year. Can my parents claim any tax relief on our fees? Answer: Your parents may be able to claim tax […]

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Know Your Rights: Seasonal Flu Vaccination

October 12, 2019 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I got the seasonal flu vaccine last year. Do I need to get it again this year? Answer: Influenza, usually known as the flu, is highly infectious and anyone can […]

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Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Inheritance Tax 

October 5, 2019 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have recently inherited some money following the death of a close relative. Will I have to pay tax on it? Answer: If you get an inheritance following a death, […]

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Know Your Rights: Shopping Online After Brexit 

September 28, 2019 at 8:43 am 1 comment

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: If the UK leaves the EU, what changes can I expect when shopping online from a UK retailer? Answer: EU consumer law will not apply to UK sales, including online […]

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Know Your Rights: Returning To Ireland

September 14, 2019 at 7:42 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: My son has been living in Australia for the last fifteen years and is planning to return to Ireland next year for good. Where can he find practical information […]

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Know Your Rights: Small Claims Procedure

September 7, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I am unhappy with the repair work a builder has done to my house, he hasn’t fixed the issue and he refuses to put it right. Do I have […]

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