CLM publishes new Casebase report on a decision to retrospectively charge the claimant for an overpayment of the One Parent Family Payment
Title of Payment: One Parent Family Payment
Keywords: One Parent Family Payment-Overpayment- Debt owed to the Department of Social Protection - Retrospective assessment – Appeal – Intreo Centre
This case relates to a review of a decision made in 2004 to retrospectively charge the claimant for an overpayment of the One Parent Family Payment (OPFP), and the decision eleven years later to commence recovery of that overpayment by way of involuntary deductions from her Jobseekers Benefit claim. In October 2015 the claimant sought the assistance of Kerry MABS (MABS). In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014, MABS wrote to the Department of Social Protection (the Department) on her behalf, requesting all records relating to the decision that had the effect of raising the debt.
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This week, CLM published two new Casebase reports on Jobseeker’s Allowance and Rent Supplement, both relating to overpayments. Casebase is the only database of Social Welfare Appeals decisions in Ireland, with the aim of providing the public and community organisations with access to decisions of the Social Welfare Appeals Office.
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Community Law & Mediation has published an Information Leaflet on the Nursing Home Support Scheme, also known as the Fair Deal Scheme. The leaflet explains what the Scheme involves, how the application process works and provides details of the further sources of information on the Scheme.
As part of celebrations for Mediation Awareness week (7th to 14th October 2017), CLM’s Keave O’Donnell talks to John Healy - on Near FM’s Northside Today - about Mediation Awareness Week 2017. You can listen to the podcast here.
The Law Reform Commission (LRC) is currently preparing its Fifth Programme for Law Reform and as part of that work, has invited submissions on possible projects in areas of law that may be in need of reform and modernisation. In September 2017, Community Law & Mediation made a submission to that process.
Mediation Awareness Week 2017 – Community Law & Mediation
Community Law and Mediation (CLM) today publishes new guides to raise awareness of equality procedures and how to take a case to the Workplace Relations Commission
Community Law and Mediation (CLM) publishes new guides to raise awareness of equality procedures and how to take a case to the Workplace Relations Commission
Link to article in PILA Bulletin featuring a social welfare case taken by CLM where an appeal regarding a carers allowance case was upheld.
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Carer’s Allowance: CLM represented the Appellant in a recent appeal concerning a Carer’s Allowance payment which was upheld by the Social Welfare Appeal’s Office and substantial arrears were awarded.
CLM recently represented a client who was appealing a refusal of Carer’s Allowance (CA) in respect of her son who was diagnosed with learning difficulties and behavioural issues. The Appellant’s entitlement to Carer’s Allowance was terminated by the Department of Social Protection on the ground that her son no longer required full time care and attention in line with the legislative provisions. The provisions set out that:
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