Saturday September 26, 2020

State to axe single parent allowance for teenagers

The government plans to phase out the single parent allowance for children over the age of 13 in a major overhaul of the system over a six-year period.

24th April, 2010

The government plans to phase out the single parent allowance for children over the age of 13 in a major overhaul of the system over a six-year period.

The One Parent Family Payment is currently paid to single parents until their children are 18, or 22 if they are in full-time education. However, the Department of Social Protection said that the duration of the payment ‘‘is not in the best interests of the recipient, their children...

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