Return to Work Supports


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€1.1 billion to be spent on Employment Supports in 2015

 

  • New Back to Work Family Dividend will be introduced for lone parent and long-term jobseeker families with children who find or return to work from January 2015.

  • The Back to Work Family Dividend will also apply to lone parent and long-term jobseeker families with children who commence or return to self-employment.

  • The Qualified Child Increase worth €29.80 per week will be paid in full for the first year in employment and half that amount will be paid weekly for the second year.

  • The Back to Work Family Dividend will be additional to any entitlement the family may have under the Family Income Supplement (FIS) scheme and will not affect the level of the FIS payment.

  • There will be a doubling of JobsPlus places from 3,000 to 6,000 to incentivise employers to hire long-term unemployed people from the Live Register. Employers can receive up to €10,000 in monthly cash grants over two years for each eligible employee.

Last modified:14/10/2014
 

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