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23-08-2012, 14:18   #1
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Dole for dogs

I have heard that unemployed dog owners can claim up to €19 per week to feed their dogs, up to a maximum of four dogs per person. To claim you have to present your dog licence. Had any one else heard of this?
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No .Do they pay the dog licence as well ?
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No, but as long as the money is genuinely used to feed the digs and not some owner's drug or alcohol habit, it seems fair enough to me.
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^^^^ Oh yeah, and if you are African the SW will also give you a new car to bring the dog food home from the shop just in case you get hassle on the bus. In the same league as the 2 free child buggies a week scheme.
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If there isn't, then there should definitely should be Doggy Dole.

I'd like to see them all lined up outside the Social Welfare office on some ****e Tuesday morning when it's drizzling rain, all standing around, shuffling about, smoking and making chit-chat. Daschunds in little suits, Dobermans in Adidas tracksuits, the odd gorgeous looking Labrador.
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Who told you this?
Seems to be an urban legend that made it to Dail Eireann. Twice.

http://debates.oireachtas.ie/dail/2011/05/12/00064.asp

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75. Deputy John O’Mahony asked the Minister for Social Protection if a dog owner in receipt of social welfare allowance may receive extra payment for dog food; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11094/11]

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): The position remains as advised in question number 146 which was answered for the Deputy on 1 December 2010. There are no payments made by the Department of Social Protection towards the cost of caring for a dog.
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I have heard that unemployed dog owners can claim up to €19 per week to feed their dogs, up to a maximum of four dogs per person. To claim you have to present your dog licence. Had any one else heard of this?
Yes I have also heard of this, dont know if I believe it though. I heard its €7 per week per dog and you just need to produce the licence which costs €20 I think so in three weeks your up €1. Cant imagine its true though as it would be too open to abuse as in someone could register a dog that doesnt exist and then get €7 per week for the non existent fella.
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From Later 12's link

Minister for Social Protection (Deputy Joan Burton): The position remains as advised in question number 146 which was answered for the Deputy on 1 December 2010. There are no payments made by the Department of Social Protection towards the cost of caring for a dog.

Unless she is fudging it and it is actually paid by HSE but otherwise I think that is a clear response.


Edit sorry Later your embedded link didn't show up the first time I looked at the thread. It looked like you had just posted a link

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Who told you this?
Seems to be an urban legend that made it to Dail Eireann. Twice.

http://debates.oireachtas.ie/dail/2011/05/12/00064.asp

Thanks for that - I feared it was an urban legend!
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Thanks for that - I feared it was an urban legend!
I feared it wasn't.
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Its not true.
If anything it was commented that since I was on jobseekers that I should get rid of my dog!
My dog costs me about a tenner a week between insurance, food, flea and worming tablets. So even the €7 a week would be incredibly generous if that was the case.
As for the original post of it being €19......sure you get €29.50 for a child.
So thatd make it only a tenner more a week for a child that needs, fed, clothes etc etc, than a dog!!!!

Me thinks someone is telling you porkie pies!
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23-08-2012, 17:37   #13
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It was payed by the CWO some years ago under the supplementary welfare scheme.It is now finished.(dog gone so to speak)

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