Post Tagged with: "Know Your Rights"

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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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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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