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Know Your Rights: Working Family Payment

Know Your Rights: Working Family Payment

May 14, 2022 at 8:33 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… What is the Working Family Payment? Working Family Payment (WFP) is a weekly tax-free payment for employees with children. It supports people who are on low pay. You must […]

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Know Your Rights: Passport Applications

Know Your Rights: Passport Applications

May 7, 2022 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… Q. I noticed recently that my Passport will expire shortly. What is the quickest way to renew it? A The Passport Service processes Passport Online applications as a priority. […]

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Know Your Rights: Working On Public Holidays

Know Your Rights: Working On Public Holidays

April 30, 2022 at 9:17 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: I recently worked a public holiday, will I be paid for that day? Answer: Yes, if you worked on a public holiday, you get either an additional day’s […]

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Know Your Rights: The Foreign Births Register

Know Your Rights: The Foreign Births Register

April 23, 2022 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 wasn’t born in Ireland but I want to claim citizenship by descent from my Irish relatives. What are the rules? Answer: You are eligible to claim Irish […]

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Know Your Rights: Getting Your Deposit Back From Your Landlord 

Know Your Rights: Getting Your Deposit Back From Your Landlord 

April 16, 2022 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 am moving out of my rented accommodation, when will I get my deposit back?  Answer: If you haven’t broken your tenancy agreement, you should get your deposit […]

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Know Your Rights: Tenants Rights Issues

Know Your Rights: Tenants Rights Issues

April 9, 2022 at 9:29 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: My private rented accommodation is damp and mouldy. Does the landlord have to fix this? Answer: Yes, your landlord has a legal duty to make sure that your […]

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Know Your Rights: Air Passenger Rights In The European Union

Know Your Rights: Air Passenger Rights In The European Union

April 2, 2022 at 12:19 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: My flight was cancelled, what am I entitled to from the airline? Answer: The airline must give you a choice of: • Re-routing to your final destination at […]

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Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Child Benefit

Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Child Benefit

March 26, 2022 at 11:00 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… What is Child Benefit? Child Benefit is a monthly payment to the parents or guardians of children under 16 years of age. You can get Child Benefit for children […]

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Know Your Rights: Small Claims Procedure

Know Your Rights: Small Claims Procedure

March 19, 2022 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… What is the purpose of the Small Claims Procedure? The aim of the small claims procedure (also known as the small claims court) is to provide an inexpensive, fast […]

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Know Your Rights: Entitlement To Maternity Leave And Maternity Benefit

Know Your Rights: Entitlement To Maternity Leave And Maternity Benefit

March 12, 2022 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… How much maternity leave can I take from work? As an employee, you have the right to take 26 weeks’ maternity leave if you become pregnant. You also have […]

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Know Your Rights: Leaving Your Job

Know Your Rights: Leaving Your Job

March 5, 2022 at 8:40 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:  How much notice should I give when I leave a job? Answer: Generally, your contract will state the amount of notice you need to give when you are […]

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Know Your Rights: Broken Engagements

Know Your Rights: Broken Engagements

February 26, 2022 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: My fiancé broke off our engagement – we had spent a lot on wedding preparations – can I get this money back from them?  Answer: An engagement is […]

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Know Your Rights: Local Authority Home Loans

Know Your Rights: Local Authority Home Loans

February 19, 2022 at 10:05 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 buy a house, but can’t get a mortgage with the bank. What other options do I have for finance? Answer: You may be able to […]

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Know Your Rights: Becoming An Irish Citizen

Know Your Rights: Becoming An Irish Citizen

February 12, 2022 at 9:49 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… Who is entitled to Irish Citizenship? You are entitled to claim Irish citizenship if any one of the following applies: 1. You were born in Ireland or Northern Ireland […]

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Know Your Rights: PAYE Taxes

Know Your Rights: PAYE Taxes

February 5, 2022 at 10:21 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’m a PAYE worker. What income tax will I pay in 2022? Answer: Your income is taxed at 20% up to a certain amount. This is known as the standard […]

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Know Your Rights: Social Welfare Support For People Who Live Alone

Know Your Rights: Social Welfare Support For People Who Live Alone

January 29, 2022 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… Q. Can you tell me if there is an extra payment for people on social welfare payments who are living alone? A. Yes, there is a payment called the […]

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Know Your Rights: How To Get Legal Recognition Of Your Preferred Gender

Know Your Rights: How To Get Legal Recognition Of Your Preferred Gender

January 22, 2022 at 10:29 am 2 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Ciara O’Gorman, Development Manager with South Munster CIS spoke recently about how Trans people people in Ireland can apply to have their preferred gender legally recognised by the State. This […]

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Know Your Rights: Rent Supports For People In Private Rented Accommodation

Know Your Rights: Rent Supports For People In Private Rented Accommodation

January 15, 2022 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Q. Is there any support to help me pay my rent? Rent Supplement is a means-tested payment for certain people living in private rented accommodation who cannot provide for the […]

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Know Your Rights: Notification Requirements If Getting Married In Ireland

Know Your Rights: Notification Requirements If Getting Married In Ireland

January 8, 2022 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Anyone planning to get married in Ireland must give a minimum of 3 months’ notice to the Registrar at a Civil Registration Service. This is the law in Ireland and […]

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Know Your Rights: Gift Vouchers

Know Your Rights: Gift Vouchers

January 3, 2022 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Many people give and receive gift vouchers at Christmas. There are many benefits to gift vouchers but there are also some risks. You may lose the voucher, it may expire […]

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Know Your Rights: Workers Entitlements In Relation To Public Holidays

Know Your Rights: Workers Entitlements In Relation To Public Holidays

December 23, 2021 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Q. As an employee, what are my entitlements in relation to Public Holidays? Most employees are entitled to paid leave on public holidays. There is an exception for certain part-time […]

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Know Your Rights: Consumer Rights When Purchasing Christmas Presents

Know Your Rights: Consumer Rights When Purchasing Christmas Presents

December 18, 2021 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… It’s that time of year where we are all purchasing Christmas presents for friends and family.  Is there anything we should keep in mind? Vouchers: A gift voucher is a […]

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Know Your Rights: Supports For People Unable To Work Due To Illness And Disability

Know Your Rights: Supports For People Unable To Work Due To Illness And Disability

November 27, 2021 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Q. What social welfare supports are there for people who have to take time off work due to illness? There are a number of illness related SW payments. If you […]

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Know Your Rights: Passport Applications

Know Your Rights: Passport Applications

November 20, 2021 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Q. I noticed recently that my Passport will expire shortly. Are passport applications being processed at the moment? A. Yes, the passport office is currently processing passport applications. Passport Online […]

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Know Your Rights: Eligibility For The Christmas Bonus

Know Your Rights: Eligibility For The Christmas Bonus

November 13, 2021 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Q. I am in receipt of a weekly social welfare payment and I am wondering if I will get the Christmas Bonus? A. In general the Christmas Bonus is an […]

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Know Your Rights: Consumers Rights When Shopping

Know Your Rights: Consumers Rights When Shopping

November 6, 2021 at 1:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… It’s that time of year again when Christmas is fast approaching and shoppers are out in force.  Most purchases of goods and services go smoothly, but what happens when things […]

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Know Your Rights: Burning Household Waste

Know Your Rights: Burning Household Waste

October 30, 2021 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Q. Can I burn household waste in my home or garden? A. It is illegal to burn household or garden waste at home or in your garden. This is an […]

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Know Your Rights: Your Rights As A Tenant

Know Your Rights: Your Rights As A Tenant

October 23, 2021 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  Question: Can a landlord or letting agency ask me for personal information like my PPS number when starting a new tenancy? Answer: Yes, a landlord or letting agent can ask you for […]

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Know Your Rights: Local Property Tax

Know Your Rights: Local Property Tax

October 16, 2021 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  If you are the owner of a residential property on 1 November 2021, you have to pay Local Property Tax (LPT). The tax is based on the value of your […]

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Know Your Rights: Adapting A Home For An Older Person Or Person With A Disability

Know Your Rights: Adapting A Home For An Older Person Or Person With A Disability

October 6, 2021 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Kerry which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I need to make some adaptions to my house as I am getting older and my mobility is not as good as it used to be. My spouse has […]

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