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Family Income Supplement

from 3 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.

You have:

Your family income is less than:

1 child

�490

2 children

�570

3 children

�655

4 children

�760

5 children

�870

6 children

�970

7 children

�1,090

8 or more children

�1,170

The FIS you receive is 60% of the difference between your net family income (that is, gross pay minus tax, employee PRSI, Health Contribution, superannuation) and the income limit that applies to your family.

NOTE

No matter how little you may qualify for, you will still get a minimum of �20 each week.

Farm Assist

from 26 December 2007 - see booklet SW27

 

Rate per week

Maximum personal rate

�197.80

Increases

- Increase for a Qualified Adult

�131.30

- Each qualified child

Full rate

* �24.00

Half-rate

* �12.00

* You can get an increase of �24.00 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.

If you were in receipt of Farm Assist prior to 26 September 2007, you may get a reduced rate increase if your spouse or partner has earnings or income in excess of �100.00 and up to �300.00 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 26 December 2007 - see leaflet SW69

 

Rate per week

Personal rate

�125.30

Rate including an Increase for a Qualified Adult

�204.90

Your pay from the part-time job will not effect the supplement.

Back to Education Allowance

see booklet SW70

Payment is made at a standard rate and is not means-tested. If you qualify for the Back to Education Allowance, you will receive a weekly personal rate equivalent to the maximum personal standard rate of the relevant social welfare payment that actually qualified you for participation in the scheme. Where applicable, you may also qualify for increases in respect of a qualified adult and each qualified child. Also, an annual Cost of Education Allowance of �500.00 per annum is paid at the start of each academic year.


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