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Jobseeker's Benefit from 9 March 2017

  Rate per week
Personal Rate
€193.00
Increases:
Increase for Qualified Adult ( See Note 1)

€128.10

Each qualified child

Full rate €29.80 ( See Note 2)
Half-rate €14.90 ( See Note 2)

 

Jobseeker's Benefit rates are graduated according to earnings in the relevant tax year. The earnings bands are as follows:
Average weekly earnings Personal Rate Increase for a Qualified Adult
( See Note 1)
Less than €150.00
€86.70
€83.00
€150.00 and less than €220.00
€124.60
€83.00
€220.00 and less than €300.00
€151.20
€83.00
€300.00 or more
€193.00
€128.10

 

Note 2
You can get an increase of €29.80 for each qualified child if you qualify for an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase, if your qualified adult has income of €400 or less a week.

Jobseeker's Allowance from 8 March 2017

  Rate per week
Maximum Personal Rate aged 26 or over
€193.00
Increase for Qualified Adult ( See Note 1 )
€128.10
Each qualified child
€29.80( See Note 3 )
Maximum personal rate ages under 26  
Maximum personal rate aged 25
€147.80
Increase for Qualified Adult
€128.10
Maximum rate for a claimant who is 18-24
€102.70
Increase for Qualified Adult
€102.70

 

Note 1: If you were in receipt of Jobseeker's Allowance prior to 26 September 2007, you may get a reduced rate increase if your qualified adult has earnings or income in excess of €100.00 and up to €310.00 gross per week, ( see Appendix 1).

Note 3: You can get an increase of €29.80 for each qualified child if you qualify for an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Under 26 rates for Jobseeker's Allowance

Persons not affected:

  • 18 to 25 year olds with a qualified child;
  • those making a claim for Jobseeker's Allowance where that claim is linked to a Jobseeker's Allowance claim made within the previous 12 months to which the maximum personal rate applied;
  • those transferring directly to Jobseeker's Allowance from Disability Allowance;
  • persons aged 18-24 years who were in the care of the Child and Family Agency (TUSLA) during the period of 12 months before they reached the age of 18 will not be subject to the reduced rate of €102.70. The reduced rate of €147.80 applies to this customer on reaching 25 years.

Where a person is under 26 and has completed such a course of education, Training, Community Employment, Rural Social Scheme or Tús, they will revert to the appropriate age related rate of Jobseeker's Allowance, if they previously had been in receipt of such a rate.

One-Parent Family Payment from 16 March 2017

Weekly means, as assessed by us:
Aged under 66
Rate per week
Up to €7.60
€193.00
Over €7.60 and up to €10.10
€190.50
Over €10.10 and up to €12.60
€188.00
Over €12.60 and up to €15.10
€185.50
Over €15.10 and up to €17.60
€183.00
Over €17.60 and up to €20.10
€180.50
Over €20.10 and up to €22.60
€178.00
Over €22.60 and up to €25.10
€175.50
Over €25.10 and up to €27.60
€173.00
Over €27.60 and up to €30.10
€170.50
Over €30.10 and up to €32.60
€168.00
Over €32.60 and up to €35.10
€165.50
Over €35.10 and up to €37.60
€163.00
Over €37.60 and up to €40.10
€160.50
Over €40.10 and up to €42.60
€158.00
Over €42.60 and up to €45.10
€155.50
Over €45.10 and up to €47.60
€153.00
Over €47.60 and up to €50.10
€150.50
Over €50.10 and up to €52.60
€148.00
Over €52.60 and up to €55.10
€145.50
Over €55.10 and up to €57.60
€143.00
Over €57.60 and up to €60.10
€140.50
Over €60.10 and up to €62.60
€138.00
Over €62.60 and up to €65.10
€135.50
Over €65.10 and up to €67.60
€133.00
Over €67.60 and up to €70.10
€130.50
Over €70.10 and up to €72.60
€128.00
Over €72.60 and up to €75.10
€125.50
Over €75.10 and up to €77.60
€123.00
Over €77.60 and up to €80.10
€120.50
Over €80.10 and up to €82.60
€118.00
Over €82.60 and up to €85.10
€115.50
Over €85.10 and up to €87.60
€113.00
Over €87.60 and up to €90.10
€110.50
Over €90.10 and up to €92.60
€108.00
Over €92.60 and up to €95.10
€105.50
Over €95.10 and up to €97.60
€103.00
Over €97.60 and up to €100.10
€100.50
Over €100.10 and up to €102.60
€98.00
Over €102.60 and up to €105.10
€95.50
Over €105.10 and up to €107.60
€93.00
Over €107.60 and up to €110.10
€90.50
Over €110.10 and up to €112.60
€88.00
Over €112.60 and up to €115.10
€85.50
Over €115.10 and up to €117.60
€83.00
Over €117.60 and up to €120.10
€80.50
Over €120.10 and up to €122.60
€78.00
Over €122.60 and up to €125.10
€75.50
Over €125.10 and up to €127.60
€73.00
Over €127.60 and up to €130.10
€70.50
Over €130.10 and up to €132.60
€68.00
Over €132.60 and up to €135.10
€65.50
Over €135.10 and up to €137.60
€63.00
Over €137.60 and up to €140.10 
€60.50
Over €140.10 and up to €142.60
€58.00
Over €142.60 and up to €145.10
€55.50
Over €145.10 and up to €147.60
€53.00
Over €147.60 and up to €150.10
€50.50
Over €150.10 and up to €152.60
€48.00
Over €152.60 and up to €155.10
€45.50
Over €155.10 and up to €157.60
€43.00
Over €157.60 and up to €160.10
€40.50
Over €160.10 and up to €162.60
€38.00
Over €162.60 and up to €165.10
€35.50
Over €165.10 and up to €167.60
€33.00
Over €167.60 and up to €170.10
€30.50
Over €170.10 and up to €172.60
€28.00
Over €172.60 and up to €175.10
€25.50
Over €175.10 and up to €177.60
€23.00
Over €177.60 and up to €180.10
€20.50
Over €180.10 and up to €182.60
€18.00
Over €182.60 and up to €185.10
€15.50
Over €185.10 and up to €187.60
€13.00
Over €187.60 and up to €190.10
€10.50
Over €190.10 and up to €192.60
€8.00
​Over €192.60 and up to €195.10 ​€5.50
Over €195.10 and up to €197.60
​€3.00
Over €197.60
Nil

Note
If you are getting One-Parent Family Payment, you can earn up to €110.00 per week and may still qualify for full payment. If you earn between €110.00 and €425.00, you may qualify for a reduced payment.

Increases
Increases: Rate per Week
Each qualified child
€29.80

Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Non-Contributory Pension from 17 March 2017 and Deserted Wife's Allowance from 16 March 2017

Weekly means, as assessed by us:
Aged under 66
Rate per week
Up to €7.60
€193.00
Over €7.60 and up to €10.10
€190.50
Over €10.10 and up to €12.60
€188.00
Over €12.60 and up to €15.10
€185.50
Over €15.10 and up to €17.60
€183.00
Over €17.60 and up to €20.10
€180.50
Over €20.10 and up to €22.60
€178.00
Over €22.60 and up to €25.10
€175.50
Over €25.10 and up to €27.60
€173.00
Over €27.60 and up to €30.10
€170.50
Over €30.10 and up to €32.60
€168.00
Over €32.60 and up to €35.10
€165.50
Over €35.10 and up to €37.60
€163.00
Over €37.60 and up to €40.10
€160.50
Over €40.10 and up to €42.60
€158.00
Over €42.60 and up to €45.10
€155.50
Over €45.10 and up to €47.60
€153.00
Over €47.60 and up to €50.10
€150.50
Over €50.10 and up to €52.60
€148.00
Over €52.60 and up to €55.10
€145.50
Over €55.10 and up to €57.60
€143.00
Over €57.60 and up to €60.10
€140.50
Over €60.10 and up to €62.60
€138.00
Over €62.60 and up to €65.10
€135.50
Over €65.10 and up to €67.60
€133.00
Over €67.60 and up to €70.10
€130.50
Over €70.10 and up to €72.60
€128.00
Over €72.60 and up to €75.10
€125.50
Over €75.10 and up to €77.60
€123.00
Over €77.60 and up to €80.10
€120.50
Over €80.10 and up to €82.60
€118.00
Over €82.60 and up to €85.10
€115.50
Over €85.10 and up to €87.60
€113.00
Over €87.60 and up to €90.10
€110.50
Over €90.10 and up to €92.60
€108.00
Over €92.60 and up to €95.10
€105.50
Over €95.10 and up to €97.60
€103.00
Over €97.60 and up to €100.10
€100.50
Over €100.10 and up to €102.60
€98.00
Over €102.60 and up to €105.10
€95.50
Over €105.10 and up to €107.60
€93.00
Over €107.60 and up to €110.10
€90.50
Over €110.10 and up to €112.60
€88.00
Over €112.60 and up to €115.10
€85.50
Over €115.10 and up to €117.60
€83.00
Over €117.60 and up to €120.10
€80.50
Over €120.10 and up to €122.60
€78.00
Over €122.60 and up to €125.10
€75.50
Over €125.10 and up to €127.60
€73.00
Over €127.60 and up to €130.10
€70.50
Over €130.10 and up to €132.60
€68.00
Over €132.60 and up to €135.10
€65.50
Over €135.10 and up to €137.60
€63.00
Over €137.60 and up to €140.10
€60.50
Over €140.10 and up to €142.60
€58.00
Over €142.60 and up to €145.10
€55.50
Over €145.10 and up to €147.60
€53.00
Over €147.60 and up to €150.10
€50.50
Over €150.10 and up to €152.60
€48.00
Over €152.60 and up to €155.10
€45.50
Over €155.10 and up to €157.60
€43.00
Over €157.60 and up to €160.10
€40.50
Over €160.10 and up to €162.60
€38.00
Over €162.60 and up to €165.10
€35.50
Over €165.10 and up to €167.60
€33.00
Over €167.60 and up to €170.10
€30.50
Over €170.10 and up to €172.60
€28.00
Over €172.60 and up to €175.10
€25.50
Over €175.10 and up to €177.60
€23.00
Over €177.60 and up to €180.10
€20.50
Over €180.10 and up to €182.60
€18.00
Over €182.60 and up to €185.10
€15.50
Over €185.10 and up to €187.60
€13.00
Over €187.60 and up to €190.10
€10.50
Over €190.10 and up to €192.60
€8.00
​Over €192.60 and up to €195.10 ​€5.50
​Over €195.10 and up to €197.60 ​€3.00
Over €197.60
Nil

 

Basic Supplementary Welfare Allowance from 13 March 2017 

Rate per Week
Maximum Personal Rate Aged 26 or over:
€191.00
- Increase for a Qualified Adult
€128.10
- Each qualified child
€29.80
Maximum personal rate where claimant is aged 25 years
€147.80
- Increase for a Qualified Adult
€128.10
Maximum personal rate where claimant is between 18 to 24 years inclusive:
€102.70
- Increase for Qualified Adult
€102.70

 

Under 26 age related rates of Supplementary Welfare Allowance

Persons not affected:

  • 18 - 25 years inclusive with a qualified child(ren).
  • Persons aged 18 - 24 who were in the care of the Child and Family Agency(TUSLA) during the period of 12 months before they reached the age of 18 will not be subject to the reduced rate of €102.70. The reduced rate of €147.80 applies to this customer on reaching 25 years.

Farm Assist from 8 March 2017

Rate per week
Personal Rate
€193.00

 

Increases
Increases: Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult (See Note 5)
€128.10
Each qualified child
Full Rate €29.80 (See Note 4)
Half Rate €14.90 (See Note 4)

 

Note 4:
You can get an increase of €29.80 for each qualified child if you get an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Note 5:
If you were in receipt of Farm Assist prior to 26 September 2007, you may get a reduced rate increase if your qualified adult has earnings or income in excess of €100.00 and up to €310.00 gross per week, (see Appendix 1).

 

Pre-Retirement Allowance from 8 March 2017

Rate per week
Personal Rate
€193.00

 

Increases

Increases: Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult  (see note 7)
€128.10
Each qualified child
Full Rate €29.80 (See Note 6
Half Rate €14.90 (See Note 6


Pre-Retirement Allowance was abolished for all new customers from the 4th July 2007.

 

Note 6:
You can get an increase of €29.80 for each qualified child if you get an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase.

Note 7:
If you were in receipt of Pre-Retirement Allowance prior to 26 September 2007, you may get a reduced rate increase if your qualified adult has earnings or income in excess of €100.00 and up to €310.00 gross per week, (see Appendix 2)

 

Deserted Wife's Benefit Recipients aged 66 and over from from 9 March 2017. Recipients aged under 66 from from 16 March 2017

Contributions
Aged under 66
Rate per week
Aged over 66
Rate per week
48 and over
€198.50
€238.30
36-47
€195.60
€233.60
24-35
€193.00
€228.10

 

Increases
Increases: Rate per Week
  • Each qualified child
€29.80
  • Living Alone Increase for people age 66 or over
€9.00
  • Extra increase for people age 80 or over

€10.00

  • Increase for people age 66 or over living on certain offshore islands
€12.70

  

Maternity Benefit, Adoptive Benefit, Paternity Benefit from 13 March 2017


Rate per week
Personal rate
€235.00

 

The rate of Maternity/Adoptive/Paternity Benefit is compared to the rate of Illness Benefit that you would get if you were absent from work through Illness and the higher of the two will be paid automatically.

 

Health & Safety Benefit from 13 March 2017

Rate per week
Personal Rate
€193.00

 

Increases
Increases Rate per week
Increase for Qualified Adult
€128.10 (see Note 9)
Each qualified child
Full Rate: €29.80 (See Note 8)
Half Rate: €14.90 (See Note 8)

 

Note 9
If your spouse or partner is earning €100.00 per week or less you will get a full increase for a qualified adult. If their earnings are between €100.01 and €310.00 per week, you will get a reduced rate of the increase for a qualified adult (see Appendix 1).

 

Note 8:
You can get an increase of €29.80 for each qualified child if you qualify for an increase for a qualified adult or if you are parenting alone. If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate qualified child increase, if your spouse or partner has income of €400 or less per week.

 

Health & Safety Benefit rates are graduated according to earnings in the relevant tax year. The earnings bands are as follows:
Average weekly earnings Personal rate Increase for Qualified Adult
Less than €150.00
€86.70
€83.00
€150.00 and less than €220.00
€124.60
€83.00
€220.00 and less than €300.00
€151.20
€83.00
€300.00 or more
€193.00
€128.10

 

Redundancy Payments

An eligible employee is entitled to a statutory redundancy payment of 2 weeks
pay for every year of service, plus a bonus week, subject to a maximum ceiling
of €600 on gross weekly pay.

It is the responsibility of the employer to pay statutory redundancy to all eligible
employees.

Where an employer can prove to the satisfaction of the Department that it is unable to pay statutory redundancy to its eligible employees the Department will make lump sum payments directly to those employees and will seek to recover the debt from the employer.

Where an employer is formally insolvent applications for statutory redundancy must be made by the employer representative (normally a liquidator, receiver or administrator).

The prescribed time-limit for submitting a redundancy lump sum payment is 52 weeks from the date of termination of employment. The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) has discretion to extend the 52 week time-limit to 104 weeks in certain circumstances. 

Insolvency Payments

This scheme provides for the payment of certain outstanding entitlements
relating to the pay of an eligible employee where employment has been
terminated because of the employer being insolvent as defined by the rules of
the scheme (for example, liquidation or receivership).

Payments are calculated by reference to an employee's wages and are subject to a limit of €600 per week. A limit of eight weeks applies in respect of arrears of wages, holiday pay and minimum notice payments.

The scheme covers wage related entitlements relating to the period not exceeding 18 months immediately prior to the date of insolvency. Arrears of pension are restricted to a 12 month period immediately prior to the date of insolvency.

All applications for entitlements under the insolvency payments scheme must be made by the employer representative (normally a liquidator, receiver or administrator).

Last modified:30/12/2016
 

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