Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Jobseeker Allowance
Country : Ireland
Website : https://www.gov.ie/en/service/1306dc-jobseekers-allowance/
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What is Jobseeker Allowance?
Jobseeker’s Allowance is a means-tested payment made to people who are unemployed and who do not qualify for Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Benefit for the Self-Employed. You can work for up to 3 days a week and may still get Jobseeker’s Allowance for the other days. If you are getting Jobseeker’s Allowance, you can use a benefit of work estimator to see how taking up part-time work would affect the amount you would get. If you have no means, are aged 25 or over, and you are single, you will get the full weekly payment of €208.
Related / Similar Status : Government of Ireland Apply for Jobseeker Transitional Payment
How To Qualify For Jobseeker Allowance?
To qualify for Jobseeker’s Allowance, you must:
** Be over 18 and under 66 years of age satisfy a means test
** Be habitually resident in Ireland
** Be capable of work
** Be available for full-time work
** Be genuinely seeking work
** Be fully or partly unemployed (at least 4 days out of work in every 7)
If you are self-employed, the last condition does not apply.You can work for up to 3 days a week and may still get Jobseeker’s Allowance for the other days. If you are getting Jobseeker’s Allowance, you can use a benefit of work estimator to see how taking up part-time work would affect the amount you would get.
How To Apply for Jobseeker Allowance?
** An application for Jobseeker’s Allowance can be made through www.MyWelfare.ie.
** If you are unable to apply online and would like an application form to be posted to you, please email BP65forms [AT] welfare [DOT] ie including your full name, address and form request.
** Bring the completed form with the documents below to your local Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Branch Office when you attend to make your claim.
Application Form : https://assets.gov.ie/37365/2de1c35ba1ab498f819ee65731aa4086.pdf
** Bring all documentation to your local Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Branch Office when you attend to make your claim.
** You can apply even if you do not have all of the documents but you cannot get a decision on your application until you have provided all of the documents.
** You can appeal a decision if you are unhappy with it.
** You should appeal within 21 days of the decision and you can ask for an oral hearing.
** An appeals officer, whose decision is final, will then decide your case.
** Some cases can be decided without an oral hearing.
** If new information comes to light or your circumstances change, you can apply for Jobseeker’s Allowance again.
Payment Rate of Jobseeker Allowance
The Payment Rate of Jobseeker Allowance are given below,
** Your rate of payment will depend on your income and the outcome of the means assessment.
** If you have no means, are aged 25 or over, and you are single, you will get the full weekly payment of €208.
** An increase is payable for each child dependant if you are getting an increase for a qualified adult.
** If you do not qualify for an increase for a qualified adult, you may get a half-rate increase for a qualified child dependant.
The current rates are as follows:
|Jobseeker’s Allowance Rates||Rate|
|Full personal payment (25 or over)||€208.00|
|Personal Rate 18 to 24||€117.70|
|Extra payment for qualified adult||€138.00|
|Extra payment for qualified adult (18 to 24)||€117.70|
|Extra payment for qualified child under 12||€40.00 (full-rate), €20.00 (half-rate)|
|Extra payment for qualified child 12 and over||€48.00 (Full rate), €24.00 (half rate)|