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The Accommodation Recognition Payment (ARP) is now open for applications. This is a tax-free payment of €400 per month for people providing accommodation to refugees from Ukraine.

The Regularisation of Long-Term Undocumented Migrants Scheme closed on 31 July 2022.  If you made an application, you will be contacted with a decision.

Training and Employment Childcare (TEC) programmes are closed to new applicants. You can apply for support under the National Childcare Scheme

From 29 August 2022, the universal subsidy under the National Childcare Scheme will be extended to children aged up to 15.    

Local authorities can increase a single person’s Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) rate to a couple’s rate if you can’t find accommodation within the HAP rent limits.   

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Applications are now open for the new First Home Scheme.

An extra €100 Back to Work Clothing and Footwear Allowance will be paid this week to those who received their payment in the week commencing 11 July 2022.

The Sick Leave Bill has been passed by both houses of the Oireachtas.

Local authorities can now increase Housing Assistance Payment limits by up to 35%.

How rental income is assessed as means for the Fair Deal Scheme for nursing homes will change following the passing of new laws.

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