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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.

By janeosullivan Tuesday, 15th August 2017 | 0 comments
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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:

Tánaiste & Minister Varadkar increase payments for children & adults in Direct Provision

By nclcadmin Wednesday, 14th June 2017 | 0 comments
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CLM wishes to welcome the increases announced today by the Minister for Social Protection and Tanaiste to the Direct Provision payments to children and adults where the rates for a child are increased by €6 per week and to an adult by €2.50 per week. However CLM is of the view that the increase in the Direct provision payment for an adult to €21.60 is insufficient to meet the basic needs of those dependant on the payments and for various reasons the Direct Provision system  should be reviewed. Click here to read the full announcement.

Family Rights Advocacy Course- QQI Level 6 starts 11th September 2017

By nclcadmin Thursday, 11th May 2017 | 0 comments
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This course gives a basic understanding of the Irish legal system and family law in relation to advocacy in Ireland. Participants will develop an awareness of the main features of family law and understand how legislation impacts on relationship while becoming familiar with the legal language, procedures and court documents relevant to the family law area. Learners will develop their advocacy skills and the ability to apply what they have learned to the workplace. 

Employment Rights Advocacy Course- QQI Level 6 starts 12th September 2017

By nclcadmin Thursday, 11th May 2017 | 0 comments
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This course will give students a basic understanding of the Irish legal system and employment law in Ireland. Participants will develop an awareness of the main features of employment law and understand how legislation impacts on the employment relationship while becoming familiar with the legal language, procedures and documents relevant to the area of employment law. They will develop their advocacy skills and the ability to apply what they have learned to the workplace.   Students who successfully complete this course will be able to;

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