The rules that apply to Jobseeker’s Allowance and to Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment are similar.
The maximum weekly rate of payment is the same. While on Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment:
you can take part in a course of education and also get a student maintenance grant from SUSI, if you are eligible
you do not have to be available for and genuinely seeking full-time work, so that you can meet your caring responsibilities to young children. Childcare supports may be available if you find work
you do not have to be fully unemployed for four out of seven days. This means that you could work part-time for five days and still get Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment, which is subject to a means test. This would allow you to work mornings only while your child(ren) is (are) in school
you cannot cohabit with another person while you are on Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment
Rates of payment
The rate on Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment is €203 a week, plus the rate for any qualified child(ren).