What is the Back to Work Family Dividend?
The Back to Work Family Dividend is a weekly payment designed to assist individuals with children transition from social welfare to employment.
The support is extended to those with qualified children who start employment or self-employment and cease claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (UP1), Jobseeker’s Benefit (UP1), Jobseeker's Benefit for the Self-Employed (UP1 JBSE), One-Parent Family Payment (OFP1) , or Jobseeker's Transitional Payment (JST1)
A qualified child refers to a child up to the age of 18, normally residing in the State and living with you. Children between the ages of 18 and 22 who are in full-time daytime education at a recognized school or college also qualify.
How to Qualify for Back to Work Family Dividend:
Eligibility for the scheme requires having at least one qualified child and being a recipient of either Jobseeker's Allowance, Jobseeker's Benefit, Jobseeker's Benefit for the Self-Employed for a minimum of 12 months, One-Parent Family Payment, or Jobseeker's Transitional Payment.
To qualify for the Back to Work Family Dividend, you must cease receiving these payments and commence work within four weeks of stopping your original payment or scheme, within the State.
If you are on the One-Parent Family Payment and you become employed or self-employed, you may qualify for the Back to Work Family Dividend when your One-Parent Family Payment ceases and you are not eligible for another social welfare payment.
Recipients of Working Family Payment may also qualify for Back to Work Family Dividend, which will not impact their Working Family Payment (WFP1).Rates of Payment:
|Child under 12
|Child over 12
How to Apply:
To apply, fill in the form below and return it with the relevant supporting documents to your local Intreo Centre