If you are working, we assess your earnings from employment or self-employment as follows:
We ignore the first €110.00 of weekly earnings from employment and/or self-employment.
This is known as weekly disregard.
Further reductions in this disregard will be introduced over the following 3 years.
We assess half the remainder of your earnings as means, up to €425 a week.
You are a qualified parent, with two qualified children and weekly earnings of €200.00 but no other income.
Gross weekly earnings €200.00
Minus weekly disregard €110.00
Remainder of earnings €90.00
Divide by 2 = weekly means €45.00
In this example you would get a total One-Parent Family Payment of €210.10 (a personal rate of €150.50 and two increases for a qualified child, €29.80 each).
Anyone with a gross income of less than €425 (from employment and/or self-employment) is entitled to a disregard of superannuation contributions, social insurance contributions, pension levy and trade union subscriptions for the purposes of determining entitlement to One-Parent Family payment.
If you are a new applicant with earnings of more than €425 a week, you will not qualify for One-Parent Family Payment.