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Going back to work, either full-time or part-time does not always mean giving up all your income supports. Some income supports may continue, and others may become available once you start working.
Families with working parents can also qualify for supports when working depending on their individual circumstances and income.
There are a number of financial supports available when moving to full-time or part-time work.
If you are working part-time (up to 3 days) but are available to work full-time, you may be entitled to Jobseeker’s Benefit.
Short-Time Work Support is a form of Jobseeker’s Benefit and is an income support payment for people who have been temporarily placed on a shorter working week by their employer.
There are a number of schemes under Jobseeker’s Allowance that you may be eligible to apply for. Click on the below links for further information:
The Voluntary Work Option allows jobseekers to work in the voluntary sector while retaining certain financial supports.
Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme
There are a number of financial supports available for families with a working parent or parents.
Working Family Payment offers financial support to families with children. The rate of the payment will depend on weekly average family income, and the number of child dependents in the family.
Back to Work Family Dividend
Back to Work Family Dividend is a weekly payment to help people with children, as they move from certain social welfare payments to work. It can provide a weekly payment for up to two years, if you qualify. You may get this payment along with the Working Family Payment, if you qualify for both.
One-Parent Family Payment
One-Parent Family Payment is a weekly means-tested payment for parents who are not cohabiting, and whose youngest child is under 7 years of age.
Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment
Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment is a weekly means-tested payment that helps a parent/guardian go back to work. You may qualify for this payment if you do not live with a spouse, civil partner or cohabitant and your youngest child is between 7 and 14 years of age.
If you are providing full-time care for a person who needs support because of age, disability or illness (including mental illness) you may qualify for Carer’s Allowance. You can work (including self-employment), or take part in a training or an education course for up to 18.5 hours a week.
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