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FREE Know your rights talks throughout May

By nclcadmin Monday, 9th April 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Know your rights talk.
Community Law & Mediation (CLM) is an independent, community-based organisation in Coolock. CLM works to empower individuals experiencing disadvantage by providing free legal (representation, advocacy and advice), mediation and information (including education) services. At a national level, we seek to have a wider impact through our campaigns for law reform and by acting as a resource for other advocacy organisations  

Family Rights Advocacy Course- QQI Level 6

By nclcadmin Thursday, 18th January 2018 | 0 comments
Filed under: Education, Courses 2018.
Family Rights Advocacy Course- QQI Level 6 This course gives a basic understanding of the Irish legal system and family law in relation to advocacy in Ireland. Learners will develop an awareness of the main features of family law and understand how legislation affects 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.   Students who successfully complete this course will be able to;   • Outline definitions of family to include those in Irish Legislation • Identify the functions of the Irish Courts in relation to families • Outline the rights, entitlements, services and supports available to families • Discuss current issues in relation to rights, entitlements, services and supports available to families. • Research information relevant to families to include rights entitlements and available supports.

CLM publishes new Casebase report on Carer's Allowance

By richellaoregan Wednesday, 13th December 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: News.
CLM has today published a report concerning a mother's entitlement to Carer's Allowance in respect of her teenage son. 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.

CLM publishes new Casebase report on a decision to retrospectively charge the claimant for an overpayment of the One Parent Family Payment

By janeosullivan Tuesday, 5th December 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Blog, Cases, News.
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. 

CLM publishes two new Casebase reports

By richellaoregan Friday, 24th November 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: News.
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.

CLM publishes Information Leaflet on Nursing Home Support Scheme

By richellaoregan Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: News.
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.

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