You cannot get FIS if you already get:
- Jobseeker’s Benefit/Allowance
- Illness/Injury Benefit
- Partial Capacity Benefit,
- Farm Assist, or
- Pre-Retirement Allowance.
Unless you or your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant have employment as an employee for at least 38 hours per fortnight in addition to the following schemes:
- Community Employment Scheme
- Gateway, or
- Rural Social Scheme
You cannot get FIS while on one of those schemes.
You also cannot get FIS if your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant is claiming an increase in respect of you from the above payments or schemes.