Saturday 10 December 2016

Benefits policy is discriminatory

Published 13/10/2010 | 05:00

In reaction to the article on the crackdown on child benefits by Aideen Sheehan (Irish Independent, October 12), how can the Government endorse such a discriminatory process?

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It clearly targets non-Irish citizens, harassing them with quarterly letters to confirm details that are never double- checked for veracity anyway.

Having suffered the suspension of the payment through their inability to update their records on time, I feel that their process is utterly inefficient and, having had to confirm details every three months for more than four years now, I feel quite upset to be considered a potential fraudster on the basis of my nationality.

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