Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Back To Work Family Dividend Scheme
Country : Ireland
Website : https://www.gov.ie/en/service/93cd55-back-to-work-family-dividend/
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What Is Back To Work Family Dividend Scheme?
** The Back to Work Family Dividend (BTWFD) scheme helps families move from social protection into work.
** It gives financial support to people with qualified children who are in or take up employment or self-employment and stop claiming a Jobseeker’s payment or One-Parent Family Payment.
** If you qualify, you will receive a weekly payment for up to two years.
** For the first year the amount is 100% of the qualified child increase up to a maximum of four children. This will reduce to 50%, or half that amount, for the second year.
Related / Similar Status : Government Of Ireland Carer’s Benefit Scheme
How To Qualify For Back To Work Family Dividend Scheme?
You may be eligible for the scheme if you have at least one qualified child and are getting one of these payments:
** Jobseeker’s Allowance ,Jobseeker’s Benefit or Jobseeker’s Benefit for the Self-Employed for at least 12 months (312 days of unemployment) of which at least 6 months (156 days of unemployment) must have been in the last year
** One-Parent Family Payment
** Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment (paid to people who are not cohabiting and have children over 7 and under 14 years old)
** To qualify for Back to Work Family Dividend:
** you must stop getting these payments
** you must start work within four weeks of stopping your original payment or scheme
** your work must also be in the State
** If you get One-Parent Family Payment and you are employed or self-employed, you may be able to get Back to Work Family Dividend when your One-Parent Family Payment stops and you do not qualify for another social welfare payment.
** If you get Working Family Payment, you may also be able to get Back to Work Family Dividend. The scheme will not affect your Working Family Payment.
How To Apply For Back To Work Family Dividend Scheme?
To Apply For Accommodation Recognition Payment Scheme, Follow the below steps,
** 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.
Application Form : https://www.statusin.org/uploads/pdf2022/64938.pdf
** The Back to Work Family Dividend scheme helps families move from social welfare into work.
Rates Of Payment For Back To Work Family Dividend Scheme
Rate Of Payment :
Back to Work Family Dividend is paid every week for up to two years.
Under 12 :
Year 1 – €40.00 a week for each child to a maximum of €160.00 (four children)
Year 2 – €20.00 a week for each child to a maximum of €80.00 (four children)
Over 12 :
Year 1 – €48.00 a week for each child to a maximum of €192.00 (four children)
Year 2 – €24.00 a week for each child to a maximum of €96.00 (four children)