Post Tagged with: "Know Your Rights"

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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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Know Your Rights: Funding For College

September 23, 2017 at 9:32 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 unemployed and planning to go to college. What funding is available for this? Answer:  Most undergraduate students attending publicly funded third-level courses for the first time will qualify […]

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Know Your Rights: Small Claims Procedure

September 16, 2017 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 am not happy with work that a builder did on my house and will have to pay for someone else to finish the job properly. What can I […]

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Know Your Rights: What To Do If You Didn’t Get The Student Grant You Were Expecting

September 9, 2017 at 9:10 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’ve applied for a student grant to start a college course this year but I didn’t get the grant I was expecting. What can I do? Answer: Applications for the […]

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Know Your Rights: Who Qualifies For The Fuel Allowance?

September 2, 2017 at 10:16 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: Who qualifies for Fuel Allowance and how is it paid? Answer: Fuel Allowance is paid under the National Fuel Scheme, operated by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. […]

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Know Your Rights: Jobseeker’s Allowance For Younger Jobseekers

August 26, 2017 at 12:38 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 am 23 years of age and I live with my partner (aged 25) who is currently unemployed and getting Jobseeker’s Allowance.  I am now looking for work. What […]

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Know Your Rights: European Health Insurance Card

August 19, 2017 at 10:22 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? Answer: You and your partner each need […]

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Know Your Rights: Appealing Your Leaving Certificate Results

Know Your Rights: Appealing Your Leaving Certificate Results

August 12, 2017 at 10:48 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 I have the marking of my Leaving Certificate exam papers rechecked? Answer: Yes, if you are not satisfied with the marks in one or more of your Leaving Certificate […]

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Know Your Rights: Cycle To Work Scheme

August 5, 2017 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 bought a bike under the Cycle to Work tax scheme in December 2013. The bike was stolen last week. Can I use the scheme again when I buy […]

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Know Your Rights: Part-Time Work And PRSI

July 29, 2017 at 9:24 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: I work part-time in a local restaurant from Thursday to Saturday. The number of shifts I work can vary depending on the time of year. How does this part-time […]

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Know Your Rights: Prescription Charges

July 22, 2017 at 10:18 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 […]

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Know Your Rights: Help With Paying The Rent

July 15, 2017 at 9:47 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: We are on the local authority’s housing list, but for now we need to find private rented accommodation and get help with the rent. Should we apply for Rent […]

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Know Your Rights: Coping With The Costs Of Sending A Child To School

July 1, 2017 at 11:29 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 am the parent of a four-year-old daughter who will start Primary School in September. My only income is from my One-Parent Family Payment and €90 I get each […]

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Know Your Rights: Renewing Passport On Time For Holidays

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 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 have booked a family holiday and checked my passport to make sure it’s still valid. It is, but it’s due to expire a couple of weeks before I […]

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Know Your Rights: Long-Term Illness And The State Pension

June 17, 2017 at 10:15 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’ve been on Illness Benefit for over a year. I don’t ever expect to be fit to return to work. As I’m now nearing pension age, will I be […]

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Know Your Rights: Medical Card And Domiciliary Care Allowance

June 10, 2017 at 12:28 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’m getting Domiciliary Care Allowance for my daughter so I was happy to hear that medical card cover was being extended to children who qualify for the payment. […]

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Know Your Rights: Can An Employer Make You Retire At A Certain Age?

June 3, 2017 at 7:16 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 employer says that I have to retire when I reach the age of 65. Can an employer make you retire at a certain age?  Answer: There is no […]

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Know Your Rights: Using The Disabled Person’s Parking Permit

May 27, 2017 at 9:51 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 I use my mother’s Disabled Person’s Parking Permit if I’m doing an errand for her? Answer: The Disabled Person’s Parking Permit can only be used by the person […]

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Know Your Rights: How To Make A Complaint About The Press

May 20, 2017 at 9:26 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 want to complain about an article that was in a national newspaper recently. How can I do this? Answer: The Office of the Press Ombudsman deals with complaints against […]

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Know Your Rights: Force Majeure Leave

May 13, 2017 at 12:49 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 left work early because my grandmother fell ill suddenly. Can I take a half-day as force majeure leave? Answer: If you are absent for only part of a day […]

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Know Your Rights: Not Going To College? What Are Your Options?

April 29, 2017 at 10:10 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 leaving school soon but I don’t want to go to college. What other options do I have? Answer: You could consider looking for an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship involves […]

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Know Your Rights: Returning Items Bought During The Sales

Know Your Rights: Returning Items Bought During The Sales

January 3, 2017 at 2:05 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:  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 […]

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Know Your Rights: The Social Welfare Christmas Bonus

December 4, 2016 at 11:26 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 getting a social welfare payment. Will I get a Christmas Bonus? Answer: The Christmas Bonus is paid to people getting a long-term social welfare payment. Long-term social welfare payments […]

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Know Your Rights: Tax Credits For The Self-Employed

September 22, 2016 at 4:56 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 am self-employed and make a tax return each year. What is the new tax credit for self-employed people? How do I apply for it? Answer From 1 […]

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Know Your Rights: Cohabiting And Social Welfare Payments

June 29, 2016 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public.  Information is also available online at citizensinformation.ie and from the Citizens Information Phone Service, 0761 07 4000. Question I have applied for a means-tested Jobseeker’s Allowance but I was told […]

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Know Your Rights: Pregnant At Work – Health And Safety Leave 

June 16, 2016 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

  Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question I do night work regularly but I am expecting a baby in six months. Can I stop working at night while I am pregnant? Answer  Under the Safety, […]

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Know Your Rights: Terminating A Tenancy

May 31, 2016 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public.  Information is also available online at citizensinformation.ie and from the Citizens Information Phone Service, 0761 07 4000. Question Our landlord phoned to ask us to leave the house we have […]

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Know Your Rights: When You Have A Problem With An Item Bought Online

Know Your Rights: When You Have A Problem With An Item Bought Online

April 30, 2016 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

Question: What can I do if I have a problem with an item I’ve bought online? Answer: If you are not happy with an item you’ve bought online, you should always contact the trader first to make your complaint. If you are not satisfied with their response, you may be […]

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