From 2 February 2012 you may qualify for half the personal rate of one of the following payments for a limited time as well as your One-Parent Family Payment:
From 2 February 2012 new applicants for Jobseeker’s Benefit, Illness Benefit or Incapacity Supplement who qualify for OPFP will no longer have an entitlement to the half rate payment from these schemes in addition to the OPFP payment.
- Where half-rate Jobseekers Benefit was being paid immediately prior to the 2 February 2012, this should continue to be paid so long as the customer continues to satisfy qualifying conditions.
- Where a claim for Jobseekers Benefit is made on or after the 2 February, half-rate Jobseekers Benefit may be paid if it links to a Jobseekers claim made prior to the 2 February.
For more information, log on to www.welfare.ie.