Training Allowances

Course Participant Training Allowances

From 1 January 2014, Training Allowance will be paid to NEW ENTRANT participants who have a personal entitlement (per F103) in one of the following categories:

New Entrants 1st Jan 2014
Jobseekers AllowanceUnder 26 Years€160 pw * ǂ
26+ YearsRate as Per DSP (Form F103)
Job Seekers Benefit18+ YearsRate as per DSP (Form F103)
Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA)Under 26 Years€160 pw * ǂ
Over 26 YearsRate as per DSP (Form F103)
One Parent Family PaymentN/ATravel & Meal Allowance only
Deserted Wife BenefitN/ARate as per DSP (Form F103)
Job Seekers Allowance – Transition (Ex-OPF)N/ARate as per DSP (Form F103)
Disability Benefit & Invalidity PensionN/ATravel & Meal Allowance only
Disability Allowance or Blind Pension18+ YearsRate as per DSP (Form F103)
Farm AssistN/ATravel & Meal Allowance only
Fish AssistN/ATravel & Meal Allowance only
Occupational Injuries PaymentN/ARate as per DSP (Form F103)
Young Person with no SW Entitlement16-17€40 pw – Full-time
16-17€23 pw – Part-time

*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).

*These payments are subject to means testing and accordingly any means identified on the participant’s F103 should be deducted from the payment of €160 pw.

NB A training allowance is not to be paid to participants commencing training who are pending status with DSP until their status is resolved.


Conditions specific to People with Disabilities