PRSI on Savings Accounts in 2014

In Budget 2013 it was announced that some people would have to pay 4% PRSI on the interest earned on deposit accounts from January 2014. At the time it wasn't clear exactly who this affected or how the ...
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Telephone Allowance Stopped From January 1st

As announced in Budget 2014 back in October -  anyone in receipt of the "Household Benefits Package" will soon see that their Telephone Allowance has stopped from 1 January 2014. This telephone allowance was worth  €9.50 per month  ...
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Child Benefit for 4th Child to be cut in January 2014

Budget 2014 (back in October 2013) did not make any more cuts to Child Benefit  - but we need to remember that there is still a cut on the way for some families in January 2014 . In ...
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Rent Allowance Cut for Couples in Budget 2014

People who claim Rent Supplement (also known as Rent Allowance) have to pay a contribution towards their rent every week.  That minimum contribution is €30 a week for single people and €35 a week for a couple. In ...
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Budget 2014: Increased Prescription Charges

Prescription charges for medical card holders were increased in Budget 2014  from €1.50 per item to €2.50 per item - that is an increase of  70%. The monthly cap on prescription charges for a family was also increased ...
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Bereavement Grant – How Many Claimed It ?

It was announced in Budget 2014 that the Bereavement Grant is to be abolished in January 2014. Some people may not be aware that there was such a payment - but it has been in place since 1999 ...
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