Sunday, June 6, 2010

€35m bill for non-resident benefits

Immigrants who have returned to mainly eastern European countries are claiming their entitlement to around €35m a year in social welfare payments here, figures released to the Sunday Independent reveal.

The Department of Social Protection is obliged to pay just over €15m a year in Jobseeker's Benefit and a further €20m a year in Child Benefit to immigrants who no longer live in Ireland.

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