Training Allowance

From 1 January 2014, a training allowance will be paid to NEW ENTRANT participants who have a personal entitlement (per F103) in one of the following categories:

(New entrants – 1 Jan 2014)

Category Age Allowance
Job seekers allowance U26 26+ €160 pw * ǂRate as per DSP (Form F103)
Job Seekers Benefit 18+ Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
supplementary Welfare allowance (SWA) U26 €160 pw * ǂ
26+ Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
One Parent Family Payment N/A Travel & Meal Allowance only
Deserted Wife Benefit N/A Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
Widows / Widowers Pension 18+ Travel & Meal Allowance only
Dependant on Partner’s Claim 18+ Travel & Meal Allowance only
Credits only 18+ Travel & Meal Allowance only
Illness Benefit & Invalidity Pension N/A Travel & Meal Allowance only
Disability Allowance or Blind Pension 18+ Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
Farm assist N/A Travel & Meal Allowance only
Fish assist N/A Travel & Meal Allowance only
Disability Allowance * 16 €76.65 pw – Full-time
  17 €95.75 pw – Full-time
Occupational Injuries Benefit N/A Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
Young Person with no SW entitlement 16-17 €40 pw – Full-time

Notes
* If a participant’s personal Social Welfare entitlement exceeds this amount, a training allowance equivalent to their personal entitlement will be paid on receipt of certified evidence to this effect. Evidence of Social Welfare entitlement must be in the form of a duly completed ‘Participants Allowance Entitlement’ form (F103).

ǂ These payments are subject to means testing and accordingly any means identified on the participant’s F103 should be deducted from the payment of €160 pw.