Post Tagged with: "Know Your Rights"

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Know Your Rights: Home Renovation Incentive Scheme

June 23, 2018 at 11:39 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: My partner and I own our home and want to extend it this year. Would we qualify for a tax credit for the work, and if so, how do […]

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Know Your Rights: Support With Household Running Costs

June 16, 2018 at 11:20 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 in my 70s and live alone. Is it there any support available to help me with my household running costs? Answer: The Household Benefits Package may help with […]

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Know Your Rights: Summer Employment For Young Workers

June 9, 2018 at 11:15 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 17 years old and I have just finished school. I would like to get a part-time job over the summer. Are there restrictions on the number of […]

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Know Your Rights: Getting An Irish Passport Card

June 2, 2018 at 11:01 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 am 18 and flying to Spain for a holiday this summer. Can I use a passport card when travelling to Spain, and how do I apply for one? […]

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Know Your Rights: Carer’s Support Grant

May 26, 2018 at 8:58 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 carer and getting Carer’s Allowance. Last year I got a Carer’s Support Grant – will I get it again this year? Answer: The Carer’s Support Grant is […]

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Know Your Rights: European Health Insurance Card

May 19, 2018 at 8:58 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 partner and I are planning a holiday in Spain. How do we access public healthcare services if one of us becomes ill when abroad? Answer: You and your partner […]

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Know Your Rights: New General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

May 12, 2018 at 10:35 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 heard that new data protection rules are coming in. What are these rules and how will they affect me? Answer: A new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes […]

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Know Your Rights: Seniors Alert Scheme

May 5, 2018 at 9:07 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 a pensioner and live with my daughter who works full-time. I am on my own a lot of the time and I’m worried about my safety. I […]

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Know Your Rights: Applying For A Student Grant

April 28, 2018 at 9:07 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 will be sitting my Leaving Certificate this year and plan to go to college in the autumn. How do I apply for a student grant? Answer: Student Universal Support […]

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Know Your Rights: Back To Work Family Dividend

April 21, 2018 at 10:08 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 getting Jobseeker’s Allowance and have just been offered a job. My husband looks after our two children at home. Can I get any social welfare assistance if […]

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Know Your Rights: Renewing A Passport

Know Your Rights: Renewing A Passport

April 14, 2018 at 11:52 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 valid passport, but it will expire two weeks before I go on holiday. Will two weeks give me enough time to get a new one?  […]

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Know Your Rights: Voting In The Forthcoming Referendum

April 7, 2018 at 10:27 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: How do I check if I can vote in the forthcoming referendum? If I’m not in Ireland on polling day, can I still vote? Answer: To vote in a […]

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Know Your Rights: Part-Time Work And Social Welfare Payments

March 31, 2018 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’m working part-time on a low wage. Do I qualify for any social welfare payments? Answer: It depends on your personal circumstances. Many people work part-time before taking up full-time […]

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Know Your Rights: Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan

March 24, 2018 at 10:40 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 partner and I have been unable to get a mortgage to buy our own home. Will we be eligible for the new Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan? Answer: The new […]

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Know Your Rights: Parental Leave

March 17, 2018 at 11:24 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 parental leave? Can both parents take it? Answer: Each parent of an eligible child may take up to 18 weeks of unpaid parental leave from work. Leave can […]

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Know Your Rights: Free Cancer Screening Programmes

March 10, 2018 at 10:36 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: My friend has been offered free screening for cancer. She says it’s a national free screening programme. How can I take part? Answer: The National Cancer Screening Service provides free […]

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Know Your Rights: Treatment Abroad Scheme

February 10, 2018 at 10:29 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 know that medical treatments available in Ireland can be accessed in other EU countries instead. What if I need a treatment that is not available in Ireland? Answer: If […]

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Know Your Rights: Cohabiting And Social Welfare Payments

February 3, 2018 at 10:37 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 applied for a means-tested Jobseeker’s Allowance, but I was told that I’m not eligible because of my partner’s earnings. Why is this? We live together but we are […]

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Know Your Rights: Maternity Leave

January 27, 2018 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 recently started working in a new job on a part-time basis. I have just learned that I am pregnant – will I be entitled to maternity leave? Answer: If […]

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Know Your Rights: Income Tax Bands And Rates

January 6, 2018 at 9:31 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 2018? Answer: Changes to income tax bands were announced as part of Budget 2018. The amount of tax that […]

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Know Your Rights: Consumer Rights During Sales

December 30, 2017 at 11:23 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: What are my consumer rights when I buy something in the sales? Can I return sales items? Answer: Your consumer rights during a sale are exactly the same as at […]

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Know Your Rights: Prescription Charges

December 23, 2017 at 11:15 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: Buying Goods Online

December 16, 2017 at 10:43 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 ordered a few presents from a Belgian website. Can I return them if I change my mind when I get them? Answer: Online purchases from businesses based in […]

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Know Your Rights: Rent-A-Room Tax Relief

December 9, 2017 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 retired from work and am planning to rent my spare room to a student lodger to supplement my pension. Will I have to pay tax on the […]

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Know Your Rights: The Social Welfare Christmas Bonus

December 2, 2017 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: I am getting a social welfare payment. Will I get a Christmas Bonus this year? Answer: The Christmas Bonus is paid to people getting a long-term social welfare payment. Long-term […]

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Know Your Rights: Claiming The Home Renovation Incentive

November 25, 2017 at 9:21 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 planning to extend my home. How can I claim the Home Renovation Incentive? Answer: The Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) scheme enables homeowners or landlords to claim tax relief […]

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Know Your Rights: Opening A Bank Account

November 18, 2017 at 9:37 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 bank is insisting I must prove my identity to open a new account, even though I already have an account with them. What is required to open a […]

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Know Your Rights: Benefits For Carers

October 14, 2017 at 10:14 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 will need to take time out from work to provide full-time care for my father. What is available for people in my situation? Answer: There are several entitlements available […]

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Know Your Rights: Grants To Replace Lead Pipes

October 7, 2017 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: Can we get a grant to replace lead water pipes in our house? Answer: The local authorities administer a means-tested grant scheme to help low-income households with the cost […]

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Know Your Rights: ‘Can I Get The Flu Vaccination For Free?’

September 30, 2017 at 10:34 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 have been recommended to get a flu vaccination. Can I get it for free? Answer: Influenza, usually known as the flu, is highly infectious and anyone can get it. […]

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