Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys. Results from an internal audit by her department into PUP claims have been revealed. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

One-fifth of a random sample of 100 recipients of the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) did not satisfy qualifying criteria for the full time they r(...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The number of people claiming the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) has increased by more than 8,700 in the last week, according to new figures from(...)

Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphreys says her department is making every effort to process enhanced illness benefit applications as quickly as possible. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

There has been a more than 16 per cent increase in the number of people in receipt of the pandemic unemployment payment (PUP) over the past fortnight,(...)

Only PCR tests have been recognised as sufficient proof for illness benefit, though this is set to change.   Photograph: Alan Betson

Close contacts of people with Covid-19 will have the five-day period of restricted movement reduced if they are fully boosted, under the latest move b(...)

Disability allowance is available to those unable to work because of a long-term injury, disease or some physical or mental disability. Photograph: iStock

Our family home will be sold soon. Our parents willed it to us, their children. Our parents are deceased now. One family member is on a low disability(...)

An example of a public services card. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Department of Social Protection has acknowledged that the controversial public services card (PSC) cannot be made a mandatory requirement for acc(...)

In 2018, Daniel Alexandre Daudet was jailed at Dublin’s Circuit Criminal Court following conviction on 711 charges of social welfare fraud involving about €185,000.

A music teacher who was convicted on more than 700 charges of social welfare fraud has been removed from the Teaching Council’s register. The council(...)

The report draws on the largest survey of people with disabilities undertaken in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

The cost of having a disability is €9,482-€11,734 extra a year on top of everyday expenses, a report just published warns. It was compiled by Indecon(...)

Revenue chairman Niall Cody made the remarks at the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee meeting. Photograph: iStock

Revenue has seen instances of “absolute fraudulent behaviour” by a small number of companies that have availed of the employment wage subsidy scheme ((...)

Donal O’Callaghan (58) of Churchfield Green, Churchfield in Cork had previously pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to 73 charges of theft and forgery in relation to claiming payments in the name of his deceased parents, Donald and Eileen between 1987 and 2019.

A man gambled away €500,000 that he stole from the Department of Social Protection by falsely claiming pension payments for both his parents for over (...)

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