What the Community Employment Ex-Gratia Payment for Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors is
The Community Employment (CE) Ex-Gratia Payment is a once-off payment for eligible CE supervisors and CE assistant supervisors. You can get this payment after reaching retirement age in respect of time employed in that role.
How to qualify
To qualify for this payment, you must:
have been employed as a CE supervisor or CE assistant supervisor between 1 July 2008 and 31 December 2023. The payment will apply to all periods of employment in that role during this period
have a minimum of 104 weeks (2 years) accumulated service (this includes service before 1 July 2008) prior to reaching the State Pension age of 66
You will not qualify for this payment if you:
have received a redundancy payment in respect of a CE employment (redundancy payments from a non-CE employer will not affect entitlement to this scheme)
were in a pension scheme provided by your CE employer and where your CE employer contributed to a pension scheme
were getting a payment on retirement in lieu of pension from your CE employer
A CE supervisor or CE assistant supervisor who worked on more than one CE scheme may be entitled to the Ex-Gratia Payment in respect of that CE scheme.
Applying if you retired on ill health grounds
CE supervisors and CE assistant supervisors who retired on ill health grounds can apply for this payment. You will need to provide supporting documentation.
Applying for a deceased CE supervisor or CE assistant supervisor
An Executor of an Estate acting for an eligible deceased CE supervisor or CE assistant supervisor can apply for this payment. They will need to provide supporting documentation.
Rate of payment
The rate of payment is 2 weeks’ salary for every year you were employed as a CE supervisor or CE assistant supervisor.
The payment is calculated based on actual time worked. Periods of time spent in part-time employment are calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Your salary scale point at the time of CE retirement will be used in the calculation, at a maximum of €600 per week.
If the department has not contacted you in relation to the Ex-Gratia Payment and you believe you are entitled to this payment, please email CEExGratiaInfo@welfare.ie
Personal Public Service (PPS) Number
If you are an Executor of an Estate acting on behalf of a deceased CE supervisor or CE assistant supervisor, please provide their:
Please also provide details of the executor's:
Also, indicate that you are the executor of the CE supervisor or CE assistant supervisor estate.
a copy of the grant of representation will be required when returning the CE Ex-Gratia application form.