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Includes Maternity Benefit, Child Benefit and Jobseeker's Payment
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An overview of how to access your records.
Provides an employment support service for people with disabilities, injuries and illnesses.
Funds proposals to cover the cost of training supports and education courses for people on social welfare.
Payment to an employed or self-employed person who adopts a child.
A scheme which can provide childcare for a reduced rate to people who are returning to work or on certain benefits.
Providing funding to projects which help young people with disabilities find employment.
A payment to allow people who are getting certain payments to take part in second or third-level education courses.
A means tested payment that helps families with the cost of school clothing and shoes.
The Back to Work Enterprise Allowance scheme (BTWEA) is designed to encourage the long-term unemployed to take up self-employment opportunities by allowing them to retain a reducing portion of their social welfare payment
A weekly payment for every child in your family, to help families to move from social welfare into work.
A weekly payment to people who do not have enough income to meet their needs and those of their families.
A means-tested payment paid to blind and visually impaired people who are habitually resident in Ireland.
A means-tested payment to people who are caring full-time for a person who has a disability or illness.
Payment made to people who leave work to care for a person or people who need full-time care and attention.
An annual payment made to carers. The scheme name was changed from the Respite Care Grant in 2016 to better reflect how the Grant is used.
A monthly payment to support parents.
A programme designed to help people who are long-term unemployed (or otherwise disadvantaged) to get back to work.
An increase to the Disablement Benefit which is paid to people who need someone to help them daily at their home to attend to their personal needs.
From 30 June 2018, applicants for International Protection in Ireland have entitlements under the EU (recast) Reception Conditions Directive.
Payments to surviving relatives of a person who may die because of an accident at work or from a disease that is related to their work.
The deduction at source facility is available to customers who wish to pay their Local Property Tax over an extended period from their social protection payment.
Online comment card to provide customer feedback to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
A means-tested payment made to women under 66 years without dependent children, who were deserted by their husband.
A social welfare payment made to women who were deserted by their husbands.
Diet Supplement is a payment to help with the cost of a special diet prescribed by your doctor or hospital consultant (it is no longer paid to new customers).
A weekly allowance paid to people with a disability.
A scheme that provides funding for private sector employers for Disability Awareness Training for staff who work with a colleague who has a disability.
Payment if you lose certain physical or mental abilities as a result of something that happens to you because of your work.
A monthly payment for a child with a severe disability.
A scheme to help private sector employers support sick or injured employees.
The Enterprise Support Grant (ESG) allows the Department to provide financial support for new enterprises, in addition to income support under BTWEA & STEA, to jobseekers that are approved for those schemes. The grant is only available to current recipients of BTWEA or STEA.
A single payment to help meet essential, once-off, exceptional expenditure.
A means-tested payment for low-income farmers.
Facility to help you find your local Intreo centre, social welfare and branch offices by county.
A means-tested payment for low-income fishermen or women.
Allows you to travel free of charge on all public transport owned by the State.
A means-tested payment to help with the cost of heating your home during the winter.
Facility to get a unique reference number that helps you access social welfare benefits, public services and information.
A payment available to people taking care of an orphan.
A weekly payment to pregnant or breastfeeding women who work night duty or in hazardous environments.
The HomeCaring Periods Scheme makes it easier for you as a home carer to qualify for a higher rate of State Pension (Contributory) when you reach pension age.
This scheme makes it easier for you as a homemaker to qualify for a higher rate of State Pension (Contributory).
Allowances which help you with the costs of running your household.
Emergency financial assistance to households who are not able to meet costs for essential needs immediately following flooding or severe weather events.
A scheme to support you if you cannot work in the short term because you're sick or ill.
An extra payment for people getting Disablement Benefit.
An increase in social welfare payment for people with children who meet certain conditions.
An increase in social welfare payment for people living on certain islands off the coast of Ireland.
A weekly payment made to you if you are unfit for work.
A scheme to protect pay-related entitlements of employees whose employer has become legally insolvent.
A weekly payment to people who cannot work because of a long-term illness or disability and are covered by social insurance (PRSI).
Allows deaf or hearing impaired people to attend job interviews with a sign language interpreter.
A means tested payment for people who become unemployed.
Payment for people who become fully or partly unemployed.
A payment for people between 18 and 66 who become fully or partly unemployed and have paid enough pay-related social insurance (PRSI) contributions.
Supports lone parents moving into the workforce while they have young children.
An employer incentive which encourages and rewards employers who employ jobseekers on the Live Register.
An extra payment for people on social welfare payments who are living alone.
The Magdalen Commission Scheme was set up under the recommendations of The Magdalen Commission Report of Mr Justice John Quirke 2013. The report recommended the immediate implementation of an ex gratia scheme comprising a combination of a lump sum and weekly cash payments.
Facility for jobseekers, who are in receipt of a social welfare payment, to notify department of their intention to take a holiday.
Facility to make an appointment to apply for a PSC for yourself, your family, or on behalf of a person or a group.
How to make a subject access request.
An initiative that makes it easier for people with disabilities to feel secure in their decision to explore work options and maintain key benefits when working.
A payment for employed and self-employed people who are on maternity leave from work and covered by social insurance (PRSI).
Allows you to get a refund of the costs of medical care and attention that are not paid by the HSE or covered by the Treatment Benefit Scheme.
A portal that lets you access social welfare services online.
A payment to men and women under 66 who are bringing up children who are not cohabiting
A payment for parents who take parent’s leave from their work within their child’s first year.
A scheme that allows certain long-term unemployed people to take up part-time work and get a special weekly allowance instead of their jobseeker’s payment.
A payment if you can only work in a limited way based on a medical assessment.
Payment to employed and self-employed people who are new parents.
A grant that allows blind or visually impaired people to employ a Personal Reader.
Allows professional artists who get Jobseeker’s Allowance to be exempt from returning to employment for their first year out of work.
Refunds of PRSI may be made to employers and employees where contributions have been paid in error.
If you require a more accessible workplace or adapted equipment to do your job, you or your employer may be able to get a grant towards the costs of adapting premises or equipment.
Recovery of Certain Benefits and Assistance Scheme enables the Department to recover the value of certain illness-related social welfare payments from compensation awards made to persons as a consequence of personal injuries claims. The benefits are recovered from the compensator and not from the injured person.
Calculator to estimate potential redundancy entitlements.
An overview of redundancy payments.
A means-tested payment for certain people living in private rented accommodation who cannot provide for the cost of their accommodation from their own resources.
Facility offering advice on the Rental Accommodation Scheme, including where to apply.
Facility that allows users to report suspected social welfare fraud to the Department of Social Protection.
Facility that allows users request a statement of Social Welfare payments with MyWelfare
Facility to allow users request a hard copy of a form or publication from the Department of Employee Affairs and Social Protection.
Provides a supplementary income for low-income farmers and fishermen or women who are unable to earn an adequate living.
Provides funding towards provision of food services for disadvantaged school children.
A guide to benefits available to the self-employed in Ireland.
Information on the services available to jobseekers on MyWelfare.ie.
The Short-Term Enterprise Allowance (STEA) gives support to people who have lost their job and want to start their own business.
MyGovID gives you safe, online access to Irish government services.
A grant paid to a person who covers the funeral expenses for a deceased person who meets certain conditions.
A social insurance benefit which you may qualify for when you reach a certain age.
A payment paid to those aged 66 or over who don't have the necessary social insurance (PRSI) contributions but satisfy a means test.
Facility that allows users submit a redundancy claim online.
A Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) supplement may be paid to assist you to meet ongoing additional expenses which a person could not reasonably be expected to meet out of their weekly income.
A weekly payment for people who live alone and are already in receipt of certain other social welfare payments.
A scheme designed to fund quick access to short-term training or related interventions for individual jobseekers.
Provides dental, optical and aural services to insured workers, the self-employed and retired people.
A community work placement scheme providing short-term working opportunities for unemployed people.
The Parental Leave Act, 1998, as amended, allows fathers and mothers to take unpaid leave to look after young children. You may take parental leave either as a single block of 18 weeks or, with your employer’s agreement, as smaller blocks, broken up over a period of time.
A once-off payment made to persons who would not normally qualify for Supplementary Welfare Allowance but who have an urgent need.
A scheme that provides financial incentives to private sector employers to employ people with a disability.
A weekly payment to the husband, wife or civil partner of a deceased person.
A means-tested payment payable to a widow, widower or surviving partner.
A weekly, tax-free payment available to employees with children.
An overview of the Workplace Equipment Adaptation Grant.
A work experience placement programme which is targeted at young jobseekers aged 18-24 who are long-term unemployed or face barriers to employment.