Department of Social Protection supports will be available for Liberty Insurance workers who need them


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Department of Social Protection supports will be available for
Liberty Insurance workers who need them
 

25 June 2015: Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection, Joan Burton, T.D. has pledged that a range of Department of Social Protection income and employment supports will be available for Liberty Insurance worker who need them following today's announcement.

The Tánaiste said: "My first thoughts are with the staff following this very difficult news today. While Liberty Insurance has stated that it will be seeking voluntary redundancies, nevertheless this will have an impact on livelihoods and local businesses in Blanchardstown, Cavan and Enniskillen. I would like to assure the employees of Liberty Insurance based in these three locations that officials in the Department of Social Protection will be available to provide advice on social welfare supports and entitlements should they decide to take voluntary redundancy."
 
The Department of Social Protection will contact Liberty Insurance in each of these locations this afternoon with a view to arrange possible briefing sessions for employees of the company. 

At briefings of this type, officials from the Department advise the employees who opt for voluntary redundancies, on the Intreo process, jobseekers payments and redundancy entitlements as well as information on other schemes, including rent supplement. Information is also given in relation to options and assistance available relating to returning to work, and in relation to Short Term Enterprise Allowance, as well as training and education options.
 
The Tánaiste added: “I would urge management in Liberty Insurance to arrange for its employees to be given the time to avail of the briefing services being offered by the Department.   We will make every effort to ensure that they have all necessary information on their social welfare entitlements in the event that they are required.”
 
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Last modified:25/06/2015
 

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