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:
|Job Seekers Allowance||18+||€203 pw * ǂRate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|Job Seekers Beneﬁt||18+||Rate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA)||18+||€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||18+||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
(Form F103 required)
* 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.