First they came for the students and now they are coming for the unemmployed. The Dept of Welfare sent letters to people which insinuated that they must have paid the household charge
In a move seen as been a large PR Failure after they threatend the students are the govt trying to bully us? In an e mail to the SWP this afternoon the Dept told the SWP and the journal that we are mistaken, people can just use the household charge receipt as proof. A government should be afraid of its people and not the other way around...THE DEPARTMENT of Social Protection has moved to assure the public that it will not require social welfare recipients to offer proof of payment for the Household Charge before it issues benefits to welfare recipients.
The assurance comes after the Department had had written to customers suggesting that they bring proof of their payment for the €100 charge as a proof of address when registering their Public Services Card.