Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme
Country : Ireland
Website : https://www.gov.ie/en/service/04c59f-part-time-job-incentive-scheme/
|Want to comment on this post?
Go to bottom of this page.
What is the Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme?
The Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme (PTJI) is a scheme which allows persons who are long-term unemployed to take up part-time employment for less than 24 hours per week and receive a special weekly income supplement. You must be genuinely seeking work and available for full-time work while you are on PTJI. You must pay a PRSI contribution at class A or J and the total hours you work must be less than 24 per week. If you earn €38.00 or more a week, it will be insurable at Class A. If you earn less than €38.00, it will be insurable at Class J.
Related / Similar Status : Government of Ireland Apply for Work Placement Experience Programme
How To Qualify Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme?
** You may qualify for PTJI if you are fully unemployed, in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance for at least 390 days and in receipt of a higher jobseeker’s payment than the rate which you would be entitled to on Part-Time Job Incentive.
** You must agree to remain on the scheme for at least two months.
** You must pay a PRSI contribution at class A or J and the total hours you work must be less than 24 per week.
** If you earn €38.00 or more a week, it will be insurable at Class A. If you earn less than €38.00, it will be insurable at Class J.
** You may have more than one job provided the jobs satisfy the conditions for PTJI and the total number of hours worked is less than 24 each week.
** If you get full-time work you may not return to PTJI at the end of your full-time work no matter how short it was.
How To Apply for Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme?
** Once you have secured a part-time job, you should contact your Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Branch Office to apply.
** You will be asked to complete the application form PTJI 1 and give details of your part-time employment.
** Complete application form PTJI 1 and return it to your local Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Branch Office.
** The Case Manager there will be able to give you more information on the Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme and on any other available options.
Application Link : https://assets.gov.ie/37574/6a9dc8037f234e24899f5034d8d85501.pdf
** Your employer must complete form PTJI2 at the end of each 4-week period to confirm the hours that you worked and that you are insurably employed.
** You must sign a declaration (using the same form) confirming that you worked less than 24 hours each week.
** You must return this form to your local Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Branch Office.
** If there is any delay in returning this form, payment is suspended until the form is received.
** Payment is made weekly into your bank account.
Payment Rate of Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme
The Payment Rate of Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme are given below,
You will get a weekly allowance of:
** €131.80 per week if you are single
** €214.90 for a couple
** There are no increases in these rates for any children.
** The allowance is paid regardless of how much you earn in your job.
** However, your wages will be taxable in the usual way.
** Payment is made each week to your bank account.
** Both you and your employer must complete form PTJI 2 at the end of each 4-week period.
** This is necessary to confirm that you worked for less than 24 hours each week and that you are insurably employed.