Post Tagged with: "Know Your Rights"

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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Know Your Rights: Who Qualifies For Fuel Allowance?

Know Your Rights: Who Qualifies For Fuel Allowance?

September 22, 2021 at 3:05 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: 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 Social Protection. It is intended […]

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Know Your Rights: Student Grants And Renting 

Know Your Rights: Student Grants And Renting 

September 11, 2021 at 8:47 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… Supports Available It’s that time of year where parents and their school leaving children are preparing for going to college for the first time. The main financial support for […]

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Know Your Rights: Getting Your EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC)

Know Your Rights: Getting Your EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC)

August 14, 2021 at 12:35 pm 1 comment

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 travel to the EU with my family this summer. How can I get my Digital COVID Certificate? Answer: Ireland has introduced the EU Digital COVID […]

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Know Your Rights: Cancelling Your Flight And Accommodation

Know Your Rights: Cancelling Your Flight And Accommodation

August 7, 2021 at 11:25 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 booked my own flight and hotel online.  If I have to cancel what will happen to my money? Answer: If you have planned a holiday where […]

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Know Your Rights: Advocacy Service

Know Your Rights: Advocacy Service

July 31, 2021 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

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 can I take my complaint further? Answer: The Health Service Executive (HSE) has a complaints system, called Your service your […]

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Know Your Rights: The Law On Outdoor Drinking

Know Your Rights: The Law On Outdoor Drinking

July 24, 2021 at 3:46 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 has changed in the law on drinking outdoors? Answer: The law on drinking outdoors was recently changed to clarify that pubs and restaurants can serve alcohol to […]

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Know Your Rights: Some Common Employment Queries Answered

Know Your Rights: Some Common Employment Queries Answered

July 17, 2021 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

Tina Curtin, Information Officer with South Munster Citizens Information Service discusses some common employment queries which have come up recently… Currently various services are opening up more to the public. Any change in the situation in relation to local Citizens Information offices? While we are still providing our service mainly […]

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Know Your Rights: Free Cancer Screening Programmes 

Know Your Rights: Free Cancer Screening Programmes 

July 10, 2021 at 10:54 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: Do I need to register for the free cancer screening programmes and when do I become eligible? Answer: The National Cancer Screening Service provides free screening programmes to […]

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Know Your Rights: Surveillance In The Workplace 

Know Your Rights: Surveillance In The Workplace 

July 3, 2021 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 working from home during COVID-19. Should my employer have a policy on internet and email usage and what activities are they allowed to monitor when I […]

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Know Your Rights: Opening A Basic Bank Account

Know Your Rights: Opening A Basic Bank Account

June 26, 2021 at 11:19 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 am on a low income and I need to open a bank account. Some banks offer free accounts to people who are a certain age or lodge […]

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Know Your Rights: Supports Available for Fathers

Know Your Rights: Supports Available for Fathers

June 19, 2021 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… An important celebration that takes place on the third Sunday each June is fast approaching, Father’s Day. This yearly celebration is the perfect time to show our appreciation for […]

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Know Your Rights: Back To School Clothing And Footwear Allowance

Know Your Rights: Back To School Clothing And Footwear Allowance

June 12, 2021 at 10:28 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 the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment. I have one child starting school in September.  Can I qualify for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance? […]

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Know Your Rights: Frontier Worker Permit

Know Your Rights: Frontier Worker Permit

June 5, 2021 at 11:53 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 live in Ireland but travel to work in Northern Ireland every day. Do I have to apply for a Frontier Worker Permit to continue working there?  Answer: […]

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Know Your Rights: Carer’s Support Grant

Know Your Rights: Carer’s Support Grant

May 29, 2021 at 11:38 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 care for my mother full time and I get Carer’s Allowance. Last year, I automatically got the Carer’s Support Grant in June – will I get it […]

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Know Your Rights: Inheritance Rights Of Cohabiting Couples

Know Your Rights: Inheritance Rights Of Cohabiting Couples

May 22, 2021 at 10:47 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: My partner and I have two young children together. We live together but we are not married and haven’t got around to making our wills. If something happened […]

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Know Your Rights: Public Holiday Entitlements For Employees During COVID

Know Your Rights: Public Holiday Entitlements For Employees During COVID

May 8, 2021 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

CITIZENS Information are receiving a lot of employment related queries regarding public holidays which are often referred to as bank holidays. We have had four so far this year (Jan, Mar, Apr & May) and have five more to look forward to (June, Aug, Oct, Dec x 2) in 2021. […]

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Know Your Rights: Applying For A Student Grant

Know Your Rights: Applying For A Student Grant

May 1, 2021 at 9:53 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 doing 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: Paid Maternity Leave

Know Your Rights: Paid Maternity Leave

April 24, 2021 at 9:36 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: I am due to have a baby in three months and have arranged to take Maternity Leave. Am I entitled to any more paid leave to look after […]

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Know Your Rights: Eligibility For The School Transport Scheme

Know Your Rights: Eligibility For The School Transport Scheme

April 17, 2021 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: 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 […]

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Know Your Rights: Partial Capacity Benefit 

Know Your Rights: Partial Capacity Benefit 

April 10, 2021 at 10:26 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 am getting Invalidity Pension and I’d like to go back to work. I can’t work full-time because of my disability and this will affect my earnings. Is […]

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Know Your Rights: Treatment Benefit Scheme 

Know Your Rights: Treatment Benefit Scheme 

April 3, 2021 at 12:02 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: A work colleague told me that there is a payment to help with the cost of my hearing aids. How do I get this?  Answer: You can get […]

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Know Your Rights: Benefits For Carers

Know Your Rights: Benefits For Carers

March 27, 2021 at 11:09 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 need to take time out from work to care for my father. What supports are available for people in my situation? Answer: There are several supports available […]

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Know Your Rights: How To Deal With Bullying At Work

Know Your Rights: How To Deal With Bullying At Work

March 20, 2021 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 think I’m being bullied by my boss at work. What exactly is bullying and what protections do I have? Answer: Bullying is defined as repeated inappropriate behaviour […]

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Know Your Rights: Disabled Person’s Parking Permit

Know Your Rights: Disabled Person’s Parking Permit

March 13, 2021 at 12:37 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 my daughter use my  Disabled Person’s Parking Permit if she is going to the shops for me? Answer: A Disabled Person’s Parking Permit (also called EU Parking […]

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