Child Related Payments

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Child Benefit

Child Benefit is a monthly payment for each qualified child normally living with you and being supported by you.

After-school Child Care Scheme (ASCC)

The After-School Child Care Scheme (ASCC) supports low-income unemployed people to return to work. The scheme provides subsidised after-school childcare places to people with children of primary school age who find employment, increase the number of days they work or take up a place on an employment support scheme.

Family Income Supplement

Family Income Supplement (FIS) is a weekly payment for families, including one parent families, at work on low pay. It is not subject to income tax and does not affect whether you can get a medical card.; In order to qualify for Family Income Supplement, either you or your spouse must be engaged in insurable employment.

One Parent Family Payment

One-Parent Family Payment is a payment for men and women who are bringing up a child without the support of a partner.

Maternity and Adoption

Adoptive Benefit is a payment for an adopting parent who adopts a child. You may get it if you are an employee or a self-employed person and if you satisfy certain PRSI conditions on your own record

Maternity Benefit is a payment for employed and self-employed pregnant women who satisfy certain PRSI contribution conditions on their own insurance record.

Health and Safety Benefit is a weekly payment for employed women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and who are granted health and safety leave by their employer.

Guardian's Payments (Contributory)

Guardian's Payments (Contributory: An Orphan may get Guardian's Payment (Contributory) based on their parent's or stepparent's PRSI contributions. The guardian of the orphan(s) gets the payment.

Guardian's Payment (Non-Contributory): An orphan may get Guardian's Payment (Non-contributory), based on the orphan's means test. The guardian of the orphan(s) gets the payment.

Last modified:10/07/2014

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