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 Allowance||Under 26 Years||€160 pw * ǂ|
|26+ Years||Rate as Per DSP (Form F103)|
|Job Seekers Benefit||18+ Years||Rate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA)||Under 26 Years||€160 pw * ǂ|
|Over 26 Years||Rate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|One Parent Family Payment||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Deserted Wife Benefit||N/A||Rate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|Job Seekers Allowance – Transition (Ex-OPF)||N/A||Rate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|Disability Benefit & Invalidity Pension||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Disability Allowance or Blind Pension||18+ Years||Rate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|Farm Assist||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Fish Assist||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Occupational Injuries Payment||N/A||Rate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|Young Person with no SW Entitlement||16-17||€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
- Disability Allowance/Blind Person’s Pension Recipients
- Invalidity Pension/Illness Benefit Recipients
- Jobseeker Benefit/Jobseeker Allowance Recipients
Training Allowance is not to be paid to new entrants who are not entitled to Job Seekers Benefit/Allowance.
These allowances are available for all Limerick Training Centre course participants with the exception of: Evening Courses & eCollege.
If a participant’s social welfare entitlement exceeds the amount above, a training allowance equivalent to this entitlement will be paid on receipt of certified evidence, namely a completed ‘Participant Allowance Entitlement’ form.