Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Back To Work Enterprise Allowance
Country : Ireland
Website : https://www.gov.ie/en/service/f215a4-back-to-work-enterprise-allowance/
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What Is Back To Work Enterprise Allowance?
The Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) scheme encourages people getting certain social welfare payments to become self-employed. If you take part in the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance scheme you can keep a percentage of your social welfare payment for up to 2 years. Back to Work Enterprise Allowance is a payment made by the department to people aged under 66.
Related / Similar Status : Government Of Ireland Accommodation Recognition Payment Scheme
How To Qualify For Back To Work Enterprise Allowance?
You can qualify for a Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA) if you are:
** You may also be considered for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance if you are a qualified adult of a person who is already getting the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance.
** You may qualify if the person who is getting the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance stops their self-employment before exhausting their entitlement due to certain circumstances.
** Valid circumstances would include a long-term illness or injury which prevents the original claimant from working, or the illness of an immediate family member which requires them to become a full-time carer.
** If you are the qualified adult of a Back to Work Enterprise Allowance claimant who stops their self-employment to take up other employment, this is not a valid circumstance to qualify you for Back to Work Enterprise Allowance.
How To Apply For Back To Work Enterprise Allowance?
To Apply For Back To Work Enterprise Allowance, Follow the below steps,
** To apply for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance, you must complete the BTW2 application form:
Work Enterprise Allowance Application Form : https://www.statusin.org/uploads/pdf2022/64933.pdf
** Send this completed form to a Case Officer at your local Intreo Centre. You can find the name and address of your local Intreo Centre by visiting www.gov.ie/intreo
** The Case Officer will look at your business proposal and may discuss certain aspects of it with you. You may then be referred to your Local Development Company. You must not take up self-employment until you have received written approval from the department.
** If you are accepted on to the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance, you must register as self-employed with the Revenue Commissioners.
Rates Of Payment For Back To Work Enterprise Allowance
** If you qualify for the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance you can keep the following portion of your social welfare payment, including increases for a qualified adult, and qualified children for a maximum of 2 years:
** 100% for the first year
** 75% for the second year