Money & Housing. Practical, available advice about housing choices can also be provided.

You are receiving the right benefits to maximise your income, or looking for maintenance for your child, money worries are a problem for many people who parent alone whether it’s paying the bills, making sure. Then see our information on financial help below if you are experiencing financial hardship.

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Then maximising your income is an all-important need for providing for your family if you are parenting alone or sharing parenting.

if you’re perhaps not presently in work then it’s most likely that your particular earnings should be a social welfare repayment. For people with younger kids, aged under 7, this might be the One-Parent Family Payment; there are also alternate re payments for many whose young ones are aged between 7 and 13 like the Jobseeker’s Allowance Transitional re payment; for those of you with reliant kiddies over 14 and work that is seeking or for people who have other caring duties or perhaps you might have a condition, physical or psychological impairment, which effects your ability to function. Then you may still qualify for some social welfare payments such as the One-Parent Family Payment, if your income is less than €425; or the Working Family Payment if you are in employment. Have a look at the payments that are different into the In-Work Benefits part, to determine what may affect you.

Them of a change of circumstances, making an appeal, or any other reason, our Guide can help if you need to contact the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection about application for payments, notifying.

One-Parent Family Payment

The One-Parent Family Payment is the main payment made to people parenting alone minus the help of a partner.

Informative data on One-Parent Family Payment and upkeep.

Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment (JST)

In case the One-Parent Family Payment is closing as a result of chronilogical age of your youngest kid in which he or she actually is underneath the chronilogical age of 14 you might be eligible for Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment. This means you’re going to be exempt through the complete Jobseeker’s Allowance conditions of being designed for and truly looking for regular work.

Then you may be asked to seek maintenance from the other parent if you are applying for One Parent Family Payment or Jobseeker’s transition payment. This will be information which may be beneficial to learn about social welfare re payments and upkeep, particularly if you have issues regarding the or your childrens safety.

Jobseeker’s Allowance

Then it may be that you may qualify for the Jobseeker’s Allowance, once you are of working age and are available to work if you are not in employment and your youngest child is over the age of 14, so you no longer qualify for the One-Parent Family Payment or the Jobseeker’s Transitional payment.

A one-parent family members and a carer that is full-time

Then you may qualify for the One-Parent Family Payment and a half rate Carer’s Allowance if you are parenting alone and also a full-time carer of another adult or your child,who may have a long-term illness.

Child Benefit Child Benefit is really a monthly payment made into the moms and dads or guardians of children under 16 years old, or under 18 in the event that son or daughter is in full-time training, going to Youthreach or has a disability.

Financial Help

Solutions for families if you find a find it difficult to fulfill life expenses which is also tougher if you have an urgent bill or an unanticipated cost arises. Take a good look at the information right right here for the information on some choices that could be available.

Secondary Advantages

They are extra advantages if you are in receipt of a main social welfare payment, such as the One-Parent Family Payment that you may be eligible for

Fuel Allowance Fuel Allowance helps to the cost of warming your property through the colder months. It really is a repayment of €22.50 a week to get towards your heating bills and there’s an option that is new of the re re payment in 2 swelling sums this wintertime.

Returning to class Clothing and Footwear Allowance This re re payment is aimed at supporting families on reduced incomes aided by the cost of college uniforms and footwear.

Lease Supplement this implies tested re payment often helps towards having to pay your lease.

In-Work Advantages

Maternity Benefit Maternity Benefit is payment built to ladies who are on maternity leave from work and included in social insurance coverage (PRSI). It really is taken care of at the most 26 months, you usually takes one more 16 days of maternity leave, unpaid.

Paternity Benefit

Paternity Benefit is just a brand new repayment for those on paternity leave from work. a moms and dad can take fourteen days of leave in the 1st half a year of these baby’s life and may even qualify for this re payment, susceptible to fulfilling the conditions.

Performing Family Payment (formerly called Family Income Supplement) you may be eligible for this payment to working families on a lower income if you work 19 hours or more a week.

Back again to Work Family Dividend

The rear to focus Family Dividend (BTWFD) is a re re payment that will offer support that is financial jobseekers with kiddies and something Parent Family Payment recipients who end their social welfare claim to start out a job, increase their hours at the job or start self work.