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    Default Families having to wait upto 10 months for welfare payment.

    The government are causing severe heartache for many families trying to get back to employment. One of the key payments for low paid families are Family Income Supplement payments (FIS).

    Anyone returning to work to claim these payments are having to wait on average around 10 months to receive these payments which is causing severe hardship for many families who have done the right thing and have found employment only to be messed around by the government.

    Another thing that should be pointed out is that these payments are going to paid as lump sum payments which will be a huge drain on solcial welfare figures.

    FATHER-OF-THREE Stephen Kinsella spent two years out of work until he finally secured a job (on a three-month rolling contract) at a local factory in May 2012.


    It was happy news, especially as his wife Mary was expecting their fourth child. However, the Carlow resident would still have money worries, despite the weekly income. As a result, he discovered that he is entitled to the Family Income Supplement and applied for the payment in June this year.


    At the time of application he was told it would take up to 20 weeks for a decision to be reached.
    This week, the Department of Social Protection said it would be March 2013 before the application is processed.

    The department confirmed that at the end of last month there were 15,131 applications awaiting decisions. This included 7,267 new FIS applications and 7,864 renewals.


    The delay has been caused by the continued strong claim intake, according to a spokesperson.

    Families told to wait up to 10 months for welfare payment

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    It's not good enough that the govt haven't increased staffing appropriately to meet demand.

    It's not good enough that he and wifey felt it appropriate to have a fourth child when he was unemployed for at least 15 months.
    I'm living in America, and in America, you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now f***ing pay me.

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    2 years unemployed with the employment future still temporary and uncertain and they decided to bring another and 4th child into this world ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    It's not good enough that the govt haven't increased staffing appropriately to meet demand.

    It's not good enough that he and wifey felt it appropriate to have a fourth child when he was unemployed for at least 15 months.
    Do you suggest a ban on sex for the unemployed?

    No birth control is 100%.

    Also this problem has been going on for a very long time, you never see revenue with back logs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neutron View Post
    Do you suggest a ban on sex for the unemployed?

    No birth control is 100%.

    Also this problem has been going on for a very long time, you never see revenue with back logs!
    If he was using condoms and his wife was on the pill then I fully apologise and suggest he should seek employment on a stud farm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    If he was using condoms and his wife was on the pill then I fully apologise and suggest he should seek employment on a stud farm.
    If any positive awareness can be gained from this dicussion it's that Condoms are far too expensive. Yet some gombeens in the Dail suggested raising VAT on them to pay the banksters. They should be at zero when you consider the cost of raising a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    It's not good enough that the govt haven't increased staffing appropriately to meet demand.

    It's not good enough that he and wifey felt it appropriate to have a fourth child when he was unemployed for at least 15 months.
    Sorry but this is rubbish. Unemployment is temporary, waiting too long to have a child is permanent. Not you nor anyone else gets to complain about people having the families they want, no matter how important or superior you think you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    If he was using condoms and his wife was on the pill then I fully apologise and suggest he should seek employment on a stud farm.
    Whats your problem here sync?

    THe guy has done the right thing, he has gone and found a job. He isnt lying around having sex making kids, alls he wants now is the government support offered, it not right or fair that he should wait upto 10 months to receive this.

    Its also not just about him, its about the thousands of families having to wait 10 months for support when they can least afford it.

    We also have the huge amount of money that isnt being included in social welfare figures, is this just a ruse to con the IMF/EU Troika when we inform them about our welfare figures?

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    They already had 3 children, why the fck would they need more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Zordan View Post
    They already had 3 children, why the fck would they need more?
    Noise around the table as you get older obviously.
    No amount of money can replace that.

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