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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. 

Lattimore v Dublin City Council - Judicial Review Case highlights the importance of the right to a home

By CLM - Clare Naughton Wednesday, 2nd July 2014 | 0 comments
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Edward Lattimore contacted CLM Northside in early 2013 following a Dublin City Council decision granting him the right to succeed to a tenancy to a one bedroomed home, but not to a tenancy which would allow him to remain in his three bedroomed family home of over 60 years.  Lattimore v Dublin City Council.

McCann v Judges of Monaghan District Court & Ors

By nclcadmin Thursday, 1st January 2009 | 0 comments
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The Law Centre instructed by Caroline McCann successfully challenged a threat of a month’s imprisonment for failure to pay a debt, and forced the state to change the law relating to the enforcement of debts.

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