From 1 January 2023, you have a right to 3 days’ sick pay a year. This is called statutory sick pay (that means the legal minimum). Sick pay is paid by your employer at 70% of your normal pay up to a maximum of €110 a day.
From 23 January 2023, you will have the option to sit a 45-minute computer-based test to renew your safe pass.
The Accommodation Recognition Payment has increased to €800 per month. The first payment at the new rate will be made on 10 January 2023.
All remaining COVID-19 restrictions on visiting someone in prison have been removed.
Free contraception for women aged 26 will be available from 1 January 2023. The free scheme is currently available to women aged 17 to 25.
Parents who are paying for their children’s accommodation while they are at college can qualify for the new Rent Tax Credit.
Home carers can now apply for a General Employment Permit. They must be earning at least €27,000 per year and either have a Level 5 qualification, or get one within 2 years.
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