Deputy Michael Healy Rae said he’s delighted to receive confirmation from Minister of State at the Department of Health, Mary Butler, TD that ‘home helps’ in Kerry will receive their travel allowances before Christmas.
“It was expected that they wouldn’t get their monthly travel allowance this month for October.
But I’m glad that following on from my representations to Minister Butler and her office the issue has been resolved and our fantastic home helps will get their allowances paid to them on December 21st just in time for Christmas,” said Deputy Healy Rae.
Claims Have Been Processed
“The payroll department in Kerry has confirmed that October travel claims have been processed and will be paid to ‘home helps’ on December 21st.
“Travel claims for Kerry staff submitted in December for November will be processed and paid in the January pay period which will fall on January 18th. and travel claims submitted in January will be paid in the February pay period.
Contacted by Home Helps
Deputy Healy Rae also revealed that he was contacted by numerous home helps to say that they wouldn’t get paid this month for fuel they paid for in October to travel to their clients.
“This was unacceptable so I’m glad that the Government has seen sense and righted this wrong and I want to especially thank Minister Butler and her staff for their work on this matter in the past week,” said Deputy Healy Rae.
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