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Checklist: Unemployed people

If you are unemployed or are about to lose your job you can use these lists and links to check out the main services and entitlements for your situation.

The headings in the left hand column of each section link to general documents on the subject, and those in the right hand column link to details of specific payments or services.

Becoming unemployed

Getting a social welfare payment

Jobseeker's Benefit

Jobseeker's Allowance

Claiming for an adult dependant

Claiming for a child dependant

Signing on for the first time

Supplementary Welfare Allowance Scheme

Getting an interim payment

Exceptional Needs and Urgent Needs Payments

PRSI and tax

Tax refund during unemployment

Signing on for credits

Tax on social welfare payments

Housing

Rent Supplement

Mortgage Interest Supplement

Local authority housing

Leaving work - your rights and entitlements

Employment law

Losing your job - entitlements

Documentation

P45/P60

Reduced hours or pay

Being asked to reduce your hours at work

Lay off and short time working

Jobseeker's Benefit and work

Jobseeker's Allowance and work

Going back to education or training

Schemes

Back to Education Programme

Back to Education Allowance

Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme

Education and training

Adult education

Community education

Adult literacy

Student grants

Grants for mature students

Tax relief on tuition fees

Social welfare payments and the student grant

Going back to work

Schemes

Back to Work Enterprise Allowance

Short-term Enterprise Allowance

Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme

Community Employment

Revenue Job Assist

Rural Social Scheme

Tús

Work Placement Programme

JobBridge internships

Returning to work

Signing off when starting work

Part-time work

Self employment

Family Income Supplement (for families on low pay)

Long-term unemployment

Social welfare payments

Jobseeker's Allowance

Habitual residence condition

Appealing a decision

Health services

Medical card

GP Visit card

Extra benefits

Free travel

Household Benefits Package

Fuel Allowance

Diet and Heating Supplements

Exceptional and Urgent Needs Payment

Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance

Dealing with debt

Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS)

Page updated: 23 January 2013

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If you have a question relating to this topic you can contact the Citizens Information Phone Service on 0761 07 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm) or you can visit your local Citizens Information Centre.