Overview

The In-Work Benefit is aimed to assist couples and single parents who are employed and have children under the age of 23 years, who are still dependent and living with them. This is not applicable to those who are presently in receipt of Tapering of Benefits.

What you'll get

The In-Work Benefit is paid quarterly in January, April, July and October.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria from 1st January 2020 till 5th June 2020: • An applicant must have children under 23 years of age, living within the household • Declared income is based on Year of Assessment 2019 • A Single parent in gainful employment that earns more than €6,600 and less than €17,130 is eligible for a maximum payable rate of up to €1,350 yearly per child. • A couple in gainful employment whose collective income from employment is greater than €10,000 and is less than €24,630 (if a spouse works part-time, the income of this spouse must be over €3,000) are eligible for a maximum payable rate of up to €1,300 yearly per child • A couple of whom only one is in gainful employment and whose income from employment is greater than €6,600 and less than €17,130 are eligible for a maximum payable rate of up to €550 yearly per child General eligibility criteria as from 6th June 2020 till 31st December 2020. • An applicant must have children under 23 years of age, living within the household • Declared income is based on Year of Assessment 2019. • A Single parent in gainful employment that earns more than €6,600 and less than €18,200 is eligible for a maximum payable rate of up to €1,400 yearly per child. • A couple in gainful employment whose collective income from employment is greater than €10,000 and is less than €26,000 (if a spouse works part-time, the income of this spouse must be over €3,000) are eligible for a maximum payable rate of up to €1,400 yearly per child. • A couple of whom only one is in gainful employment and whose income from employment is greater than €6,600 and less than €22,000 are eligible for a maximum payable rate of up to €630 yearly per child.

How to apply

Fill in the online form and submit.
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