Benefits and work

Overview: Benefits and work

If you find part-time work you may be able to keep part of your social welfare payment and if you find full-time work you may qualify for extra supports.

Benefit of Work Ready Reckoner

The Department of Social Protection provides a calculator for people receiving jobseeker's payments.

Back to Work Family Dividend

The Back to Work Family Dividend is a payment that gives extra support to lone parent and long-term jobseeker families with children who find or return to work from January 2015.

Jobseeker's Allowance and work

Explains how your income from work and your spouse's income from work can affect your rate of Jobseeker's Allowance.

Jobseeker's Benefit and work

You may be able to work and get Jobseeker's Benefit. This document explains how work affects your Jobseeker's Benefit.

Working Family Payment

Working Family Payment is a weekly tax-free payment to people on low pay. You must have at least one child to qualify.

Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme

The Part-Time Job Incentive (PTJI) Scheme allows certain long-term unemployed people to take up part-time work and get a special weekly allowance instead of their jobseeker’s payment.

After-School Child Care Scheme

If you have been unemployed and you get a new job, increase the number of hours that you work or take up a place on an employment support scheme, you may be eligible for a subsidised after-school childcare place for primary school children.

Disability payments and work

Information on how rehabilitative work or training can affect your disability payment and any extra benefits you are getting.