Deputy Gallagher gives guarded welcome to announcement addressing pension anomalies

first_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – January 23, 2018 Facebook The Social Protection Minister has announced pension changes that should see 30,000 retired people benefit from a rise in their pensions.It’s aimed at closing a loophole brought in back in 2012 which saw 40,000 pensioners losing out on around 1,500 euro a year, largely mothers who had been out of the workforce to raise children.A new homecare credit will allow people to get their full state pension if they’ve stayed at home for up to 20 years before returning to the workforce.Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has given today’s announcement a guarded welcome and has committed to ensure all who are entitled to payments are acknowledged:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cope.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Meanwhile, 130 new jobs are to be created throughout Ireland by the Department of Social Protection as a result of today’s pension announcement.Government Chief Whip Minister Joe McHugh while acknowledging the work of Minister Regina Doherty has called on her to consider locating some of the new posts in Co Donegal:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/mchugh5pmpensions.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Previous articleHighlandTV: Monday Night Sessions 22nd January 2018Next articleDonegal v Kerry Preview: Hugh McFadden News Highland Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Deputy Gallagher gives guarded welcome to announcement addressing pension anomalieslast_img read more

"Deputy Gallagher gives guarded welcome to announcement addressing pension anomalies"