The State Benefits forum is for the discussion of Benefits available within the Republic of Ireland from the Irish Government and it's agencies.
Before you post in this forum here are a few simple rules that must be adhered to in order to ensure that each person feels at home here:
1. Absoultely NO personal details are to be included in posts. Your privacy and identity are of the upmost importance. Under NO circumstances should you disclose your PPS Number/Social Security number to anyone here.
2. Keep posts on topic - drifting off topic will not be tolerated. If your particular query is not included in an existing post please feel free to create one of your own.
3. Please be tactful when replying to posts, remember that people are here to seek advice and may be in a very difficult personal situation. Any advice given should be mature, constructive and non-abusive. Excessive sarkiness & bullying will not be tolerated
4. Text language is an absolute no no.
5. This is not a forum for critiscizing Government Departments or Semi-State Bodies.
5a - 5 includes the policies of the Government Departments of Semi-State Bodies
6 - There is Zero Tolerance for posters being critical of those on benefits either individual posters or benefit claimants as a group.
7 - Do not advocate, hint at, mention, talk about or otherwise mention any method of defrauding the Welfare or Health Board.
And finally, welcome to the State Benefits Forum and enjoy your stay!
Cheers and Be Groovy!