Training Allowances

From 25 March 2019, the standard training allowance is equivalent to the DEASP BTEA (Back To Education Allowance) rate of €203 and will be paid to NEW ENTRANTS  and COURSE PARTICIPANTS who have a current personal entitlement (per F103) in one of the following categories:

Category Age Allowance
Job Seekers Allowance N/A €203 pw * ǂRate as per DSP (Form F103)
Job Seekers Benefit 18+ Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA) N/A €203 pw * ǂ
26+ Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
One Parent Family Payment N/A Travel & Meal Allowance only
Deserted Wife Benefit N/A Travel & Meal Allowance only
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 €81.65 pw – Full-time

€47.00 pw – Part-time

  17 €100.75 pw – Full-time

€58.00 pw – Part-time

Occupational Injuries Benefit N/A Rate as per DSP (Form F103)
Young Person with no SW entitlement 16-17 €45.00 pw – Full-time

€25.90 pw – Part-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 €203.00 pw.

* A training allowance will not be paid to participants who start training on a pending status with DEASP/INTREO until their status is resolved.

* Effective 25th March 2019, a training allowance of €203.00 pw will be paid to participants who turn 18 while in training for the remaining duration of their participation on the programme.

 

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