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Family Income Supplement

from 2 January - see booklet SW22

To qualify for Family Income Supplement (FIS), your net average weekly family income must be below a certain amount for your family size.

If you have:

and your family income is LESS than:

1 child

�379

2 children

�405

3 children

�430

4 children

�455

5 children

�487

6 children

�513

7 children

�534

8 or more children

�556

The FIS you receive is 60% of the difference between your net family income (that is, gross pay less Tax, Employee PRSI, Health Contribution, Superannuation) and the income limit which applies to your family.

NOTE

A minimum supplement of �13 per week is payable.

Farm Assist

from 25 December - see booklet SW27

 

Rate per week

Maximum PERSONAL RATE

�124.80

Increases:

- Qualified Adult Allowance

�82.80

- EACH Child Dependant

Full rate

* �16.80

Half rate

* �8.40

*  An increase of �16.80 is payable for each child dependant if you are in receipt of an increase for a qualified adult. Where you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, half rate child dependant increases may be payable.

A reduced rate increase may be payable if your spouse/partner has earnings/income of between �88.88 and �203.16 gross per week, see Appendix 1.

Back to Work Allowance (Employees)

See booklet SW93

  • 75% of social welfare Payment for the first year
  • 50% of social welfare Payment for the second year
  • 25% of social welfare Payment for the third year

Back to Work Enterprise Allowance

See booklet SW92

  • 100% of social welfare Payment for the first year
  • 75% of social welfare Payment for the second year
  • 50% of social welfare Payment for the third year
  • 25% of social welfare Payment for the fourth year

Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme

from 30 December - see leaflet SW69

 

Rate per Week

PERSONAL RATE

�79.00

Rate including an increase for a Qualified Adult

�131.50

The supplement is not affected by your wages from the part-time job.

Back to Education Allowance

See booklet SW70

Payment is made at a standard rate which is not means tested.

For unemployment payments, Back to Education Allowance is equivalent to the maximum standard rate of Unemployment Benefit.

For One-Parent Family Payment, Disability Allowance, Blind Pension, Invalidity Pension and Unemployability Supplement, the allowance is paid at a rate equivalent to the maximum rate of the relevant social welfare payment.


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