- In the absence of vital support services such as childcare, training, flexible working hours being in place, this legislation will have a disastrous effect on many OFP families. It just won’t work. The supports must be in place before the age limit is reduced to 7.
- The JSA disregard is based on days worked/not worked.
- There is a critical shortage of job opportunities right now.
- OFP recipients are being singled out to be available for work when their youngest child reaches 7 years, unlike other Social Welfare recipients with dependent children.
The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education published its report in March 2012 and strongly opposed this change.
We urge TDs and Senators again to oppose Section 4 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012.
Now is not the right time for this legislation.
Check out Treoir’s letter in The Irish Examiner urging everyone to lobby their local TD and Senator to oppose Section 4 of the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2012.