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31 October 2023

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If you are registering a death, you no longer need to get a copy of the death certificate for social welfare purposes, as the Department of Social Protection will have access to this information once the death has been registered.

CAO applications for 2024-2025 open from 6 November 2023. You can now check the CAO closing dates and fees.

If you are applying for either the HEAR or DARE admissions schemes for 2024-2025, you must send a completed application form by 5pm on 1 March 2024 and submit any supporting documentation by 5pm on 15 March 2024. You will not be considered for HEAR or DARE, or assessed as a mature student if you make a late application.

The income limits for the Humanitarian Assistance Scheme have been increased:

  • From €30,000 to €50,000 for a single person
  • From €50,000 to €90,000 for a couple
  • From €10,000 to €15,000 for each qualified child

The Citizens’ Assembly on drug use met for the final time on 22 October 2023 and made 36 recommendations. The Assembly will present its final report to the Oireachtas before the end of 2023.

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