Tag: one-parent family payment

Policy | OFP Reform – The Real Life Impacts

Posted on 07/23/15 by Comms

In recent months, much has been written and said about both the problems and benefits for one-parent families on social welfare that have been put through the One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) reform process. At the heart of this are the cuts in income faced by many parents who are working part-time and in receipt of social welfare. […]

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Press Release | End Child Poverty, Get it Right for One-Parent Families in Budget 2016

Posted on 07/02/15 by Comms
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Press Release End Child Poverty, Get it Right for One-Parent Families in Budget 2016 One Family will state at the Pre-Budget Forum tomorrow that Government has sacrificed lone parents and their children for long enough. (Dublin, Thursday 2 July 2015) One Family, Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating, will be participating […]

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Press Release | Government Activation Policy Comes into Effect for 30,000 One-Parent Families

Posted on 06/24/15 by Comms
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Press Release Thousands of children are poorer today as government activation policy comes into effect for 30,000 one-parent families with children aged 7   (Dublin, Wednesday 24 June 2015) Thursday 25 June is the last date of payment of the One-Parent Family Payment to over 30,000 families as their youngest child reaches 7 years of age. This […]

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Press Release | Stop Catastrophic Cut of One-Parent Family Payment Now

Posted on 05/04/15 by Comms
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Press Release Stop Catastrophic Cut of One-Parent Family Payment Now Child and family poverty for one-parent families is increasing under so-called reforms (Dublin, Monday 4 May 2015) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating – demands again that Government stop the current reform of the One-Parent Family Payment which is […]

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Cuts to Carer’s Allowance for Lone Parents Reversed by Tánaiste – But what about working lone parents?

Posted on 03/04/15 by Comms

Press Release  Cuts to Carer’s Allowance for Lone Parents Reversed by Tánaiste – But what about working lone parents? (Dublin, Wednesday 4 March 2015) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating – welcomes Tánaiste Joan Burton’s announcement yesterday regarding people in receipt of the One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) who […]

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One-Parent Family Payment Presentation to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection

Posted on 02/18/15 by Comms
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Press Release Get It Right for One-Parent Families One Family Presents to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Social Protection on Impacts of One-Parent Family Payment Changes – Policy Changes will lead to Increased Poverty (Dublin, Wednesday 18 February 2015) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating – today […]

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Planned Income Disregard Cuts Will Not Be Implemented

Posted on 11/06/14 by Comms
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Press Release Small Step to Make Work Pay: One-Parent Family Payment and Income Disregard www.onefamily.ie (Dublin, Wednesday 5 November 2014) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone and sharing parenting – welcomes Tánaiste Joan Burton’s announcement that she will retain the level of the income disregard at €90 for those parents in work and […]

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One-Parent Family Payment Income Disregard Change

Posted on 12/05/13 by Comms

Later this week, the Department of Social Protection will be issuing letters to affected One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) recipients informing them that, from 1 January 2014, the OFP scheme’s income disregard will be reduced from its current amount of €110 per week to €90 per week for the duration of 2014. In Budget 2012, it […]

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Has your One Parent Family payment ended?

Posted on 07/24/13 by Comms

Some people will no longer qualify for the One Parent Family Payment (OFP) from 4 July 2013. If you are getting no other payment you may qualify for other income supports. A Jobseeker’s Allowance transition payment is available, which aims to support lone parents with children under 14 years of age back into the workforce. […]

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Briefing doc from DSP on final changes to OPF payment

Posted on 02/16/12 by Comms

Here is the Briefing document on Changes to OFP  from DSP on the (final) changes to the One Parent Family payment following the budget. If you’ve any questions feel free to contact askonefamily helpline 1890622122. Several additional points that came up in the discussion were: OPFP recipients who move on to the back to education […]

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