The Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment is a weekly payment of €203. It is a special arrangement under the Jobseeker’s Allowance scheme that helps lone parents with young children go back to work.
You may qualify for this payment if you do not live with a partner (cohabit) and your youngest child is over six and under 14 years old.
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:
The rate on Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment is €203 a week, plus the rate for any qualified child(ren).
To apply, fill in the form below and return it with the relevant supporting documents to your local Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Branch Office.
Remember, you must have at least one dependant child living with you to qualify for Jobseeker’s Allowance Transitional Payment. Your youngest child must be between 7 and 13 years of age.Download
Operational guidelines describe the processes and procedures that staff in the department follow when carrying out their work.