Thursday 22 February 2018

Benefits policy is discriminatory

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?

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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