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Case study 1: Calculating your pension under EU social security agreements
Case study showing how to calculate your pension entitlement under EU social security agreements

Case study 2: Calculating your pension under bilateral social security agreements
Case study showing how your entitlement to State Pension (Transition) is calculated under bilateral social security agreements.

Case study 1: Family Income Supplement (FIS)
This case study examines how a lone parent is assessed for Family Income Supplement.

Case study 2: Family Income Supplement (FIS)
This case study examines how a family on low income is assessed for Family Income Supplement.

Case Study 1: How income from work affects Jobseeker's Allowance
Income from work in Ireland affects your Jobseeker's Allowance payment. This case study shows how work can affect this payment.

Case study 2: How income from employment affects your Jobseeker's Allowance
A case study showing how income from employment affects your Jobseeker's Allowance.

Case study 3: How income from work can affect Jobseeker's Allowance
Case study showing how Jobseeker's Allowance is affected by a spouse or partner's income.

Case studies: Choosing between the student grant and Back to Education Allowance.
Three case studies exploring the choices available to people getting Jobseeker’s Allowance, One-Parent Family Payment and Disability Allowance.

Case study: Calculating Rent Supplement
This is an example showing how Rent Supplement is calculated in 2014.

Case study: Calculating a tax refund (MS Word)
You may get a tax refund if you are unemployed or out of work sick. Here is an example showing how a tax refund is calculated if you are out of work due to illness.

Case study: Calculating annual leave
Working out your statutory leave entitlement can be quite complex, if you start work in the middle of a leave year. This case study shows how one employee's leave was calculated.

Case study: Calculating deferrals of Local Property Tax (LPT)
Case study showing how to calculate whether you qualify for a deferral of Local Property Tax

Case study: Calculating redundancy payment
Case study on how the redundancy payment for a particular employee was calculated.

Case study: Calculating your income tax
Tax on income you earn from employment is deducted directly from your salary (pay). A case study on how this tax is calculated.

Case study: Carer's leave and annual leave
Being absent on carer's leave for part of a year does not prevent an employee from taking annual leave later on in the year after returning to work.

Case study: Claiming constructive dismissal
An employee who left her employment claimed constructive dismissal. She has to prove that her resignation was justified in order to win her case for unfair dismissal.

Case study: Compassionate leave
Example of how entitlement to compassionate leave is generally at employer's discretion or custom and practice in the workplace.

Case study: Help with school costs for a family
Allowances and grants available to help with the costs of going to school.

Case study: Jobseeker’s Benefit and systematic short time work
This is a case study showing you how to calculate the length of time a systematic short time worker can get Jobseeker's Benefit.

Case study: Maternity leave and returning to work
This case study shows the need to follow correct procedures when returning to work after maternity leave

Case study: Maximising a couple's income from jobseeker's payments
This is a case study showing you how to assess a couple’s entitlement to jobseeker's payments in order to maximise their income.

Case study: Minimum wage
When calculating the hourly rate for the national minimum wage, certain payments are not included. This case study shows how an employer's incorrect calculation meant the employee was being paid less than the national minimum wage.

Case study: Public holiday entitlement
Part-time workers are entitled to public holidays even if they are not due to work on the day of the public holiday. This case study shows how a part-time worker's payment for a public holiday is calculated.

Case study: Redundancy payment and short-time working
An employee who had been working reduced hours for over a year was made redundant. This case study shows how the value of a redundancy payment can depend on certain circumstances.

Case study: Spousal work permit
Explains how the spouse of an employment permit holder can apply for a spousal work permit.

Case study: Taking parental leave
This example shows the different parental leave entitlements of a particular couple with a small child.

Case study: Taxation of Maternity Benefit
A case study showing how Maternity Benefit is taxed from 1 July 2013.

Case study: Trade union membership
Example showing how someone dismissed for trade union activity can claim unfair dismissal.

Case study: Working and claiming a State Pension (Non-Contributory)
This case study examines how the earnings from employment will affect your State Pension (Non-Contributory).

Case study: Young people's working hours
Example of the working hours permitted for a girl aged 14.

Case study: force majeure leave
Example of 2 different requests for force majeure leave, one of which was granted. The second request was refused as there was no entitlement under the Parental Leave Act 1998.

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