Widow denied FÁS allowance

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Previous articleLocal students land phenomenal resultsNext articleSwords tour Black Balloon EP admin Print Twittercenter_img Ruled out because of €193.50 p.w pensionA LIMERICK woman trying to get her life back after losing her husband of less than a year, and her job, has been refused a FÁS training allowance because of her widow’s pension. The woman alleges she was led to believe that she would qualify for the allowance last May.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Trish Wall, originally from Castleconnell and now living in Nenagh, is surviving on a contributory widow’s pension of €193.50.Having lost her husband tragically 11 months into their marriage, Trish has been picking up the pieces for the last two years.When she was told that she had been successful in securing a place on an upskilling course for pharmacy staff, she “felt like at last there was a ray of hope”.Last May, when Trish started into the process of applying for a course, she declared that she was in receipt of the pension.“They said that wasn’t a problem, I would still qualify for the training allowance”.Trish was due to start the course on Monday last. “The previous Thursday, I rang FÁS to find out when I would be paid my first week’s training allowance as the course is in Limerick and I had researched accommodation rather than coming up and down all the time, which would be expensive. They told me on Thursday at 10am when I would be paid and there wasn’t a problem then.  “At 3pm they rang to say I still had a place on the course but that I would not be paid the allowance because of my pension. There’s no way I can afford to do that course without the allowance as there are weeks I can’ t feed myself on what I have.“I’m devastated, I feel like my one bit of hope and opportunity has been snatched away,” she told the Limerick Post.Trish had hoped that updating her skills would give her a good chance of getting a job.“But that’s all been taken away now, I can’t tell you how gutted I am -they must have known this, yet they let me carry on hoping”.Trish would have been paid €188 training allowance, plus €59.60 travel.The Limerick Post contacted FÁS for a comment and was redirected to the Department of Social Protection, which referred the query back to FÁS.A spokesperson for FÁS then said they cannot comment on individual cases. “Eligibility for a Training Allowance is governed by a number of different factors. An individual in receipt of widow’s contributory pension does not automatically qualify for receipt of a training allowance”. NewsLocal NewsWidow denied FÁS allowanceBy admin – August 16, 2012 536 Advertisement Emaillast_img read more

Update: Power restored to all areas of Letterkenny

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 30, 2019 Previous articleGardai in Donegal warn of resurgence in petrol station break-insNext articleFianna Fail ready for General Election – McConalogue News Highland Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Power has been restored to all properties in Letterkenny following a significant electrical fault this morning.Almost 2500 customers in Gortlee, Glencar and other areas had been affected.Crews are currently carrying out repair works with the latest update indicating that the service has been restored to all areas. Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Google+center_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Update: Power restored to all areas of Letterkenny Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Bay Avenue Construction Halted Until Fall

first_imgConstruction work on a Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority project that caused traffic headaches and detours on Bay Avenue for months is being halted for the summer, the city announced Tuesday.Mayor Jay Gillian said in a statement last week that he had asked the utilities authority to suspend work until the fall “due to the unsafe and unacceptable condition of the road.”Temporary paving to restore Bay Avenue begins at 7 a.m. Wednesday at 31st Street and will continue through Friday. Bay Avenue will be closed in segments as paving work continues northward. Police will assist with traffic control.The utilities authority has been replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to its treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street.The installation of new pipes and other work on Bay Avenue stretched from 31st Street to Eighth Street.Motorists have been forced to navigate through construction, lane closures and detours while the project has dragged on for months.As the peak summer tourism season gets underway, the mayor called on the utilities authority to suspend the project to avoid further traffic disruptions.Work is scheduled to resume in the fall, the city announced. Detour signs were a common sight on Bay Avenue during construction.last_img read more

Statements both bold and subtle hit the mark

first_imgThe self-contained living wing.“As soon as Brad walked in he knew by moving a few walls around and knocking a few walls out we could turn this into something special,” Mrs Welten said. “It was always a huge house but it had no flow, so we’ve basically just made it flow.”Feel mesmerised by the sheer space from the moment you step through the front door with the water vistas of Lake Hugh Muntz instantly grabbing your attention. “Brad is all about that wow factor when you walk in and see the water,” Mrs Welten said. As soon as you step inside you can see the water.The lounge area leads out to the deck and new pool as well as the lawn with lake access.“It’s a priceless lifestyle here,” Mrs Welten said. “All the kids in the area have kayaks, so on a weekend there could be 10 kayaks out in the middle of the lake and people swimming.” Also on this level are two bedrooms, a bathroom, laundry and a self-contained living wing complete with a bedroom, bathroom, lounge and kitchen. “The beauty of the granny flat is it has its own separate entry,” Mrs Welten said. “I feel like family accommodation is really important these days.” Upstairs has also been tastefully renovated — what was one bedroom and a large lounge has been transformed into a luxury master suite with ensuite, living area, balcony, two bedrooms and a bathroom. 51 Barrier Reef Drive, Mermaid Waters. The kitchen features are mermaid tiles, spotted gum timber on the walls, Smeg appliances and a walk-in pantry. The pool overlooks Lake Hugh Muntz.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours agoThe void is the perfect place for a quirky chandelier, while the timber floating staircase is set off by a large render feature wall. In front is just as inviting with the dining, lounge and kitchen providing space to relax or entertain. “We transformed a bedroom into the kitchen,” Mrs Welten said. “We wanted to create a house where if you’re in the kitchen you can see the kids and the pool and also look out to the water.” Among the kitchen’s standout features are mermaid tiles, spotted gum timber on the walls, Smeg appliances and a walk-in pantry.Subtle touches of timber on the cabinetry also show Mr Welten’s attention to detail. Soak up that view! 51 Barrier Reef Drive, Mermaid Waters is set to go to auction later this month.WIDE water views, earthy vibes and an urban industrial twist.Welcome to 51 Barrier Reef Drive — a six-bedroom north-facing masterpiece in sought-after Mermaid Waters.The edgy design is the work of Brad and Tracey Welten, who spent four months transforming an ’80s brick house into a statement property. 51 Barrier Reef Drive, Mermaid Waters. 51 Barrier Reef Drive, Mermaid Waters.All bedrooms offer stunning water views with floor to ceiling windows. “We wanted to have the layout so you go upstairs and see the water again,” Mrs Welten said. “At night time it’s really nice, you can even see the Q1.” The pair, who have three children, Sunny, 7, Bentley, 4, and Harvey, seven months, said they would be sad to leave. “We did actually renovate this to make it our forever home,” she said. “We have put a lot of heart and soul into this. We wanted to do something that wouldn’t date either.” Nicky Cunningham of Harcourts Broadbeach — Mermaid Waters is marketing the property.It’s scheduled to go to auction on January 20.last_img read more

No winning ticket for Friday nights 55 million Lotto Max jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for Friday night’s huge $55 million Lotto Max jackpot.However, one of the four Maxmillions prizes of $1 million each was claimed by a ticket holder in Ontario.The jackpot for the next Lotto Max draw on Sept. 22 will now grow to a staggering $60 million, and there will be 14 Maxmillions up for grabs.last_img