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Means test for social welfare payments

Means test
To qualify for a social assistance payment you must satisfy a means test. A means test examines all your sources of income. However, some income is not taken into account in the calculation of your means.

Cash income not included in the means test
This document lists the income from cash not included in the means test for social welfare payments.

Capital and social welfare payments
Capital for Irish social welfare purposes includes property, savings and investments. Find out how to assess income from capital for social welfare payments.

Maintenance and social welfare payments
Explains how income from maintenance for both you and your children is assessed as means when you apply for a social assistance payment.

Home-help income and social welfare payments
From January 2012 income from working for the Health Service Executive (HSE) as a home-help is taken into account in the means test for all social welfare payments.

Means test for Jobseeker's Allowance
To get Jobseeker's Allowance you must satisfy a means test. A means test examines all your sources of income. However, some income is not taken into account in the calculation of your means.

Jobseeker's Allowance and work
Explains how your income from work and your spouse's income from work can affect your rate of Jobseeker's Allowance.

How parents' income can affect Jobseeker's Allowance
Your parents' income may be taken into account to when you apply for Jobseeker's Allowance. Find out how the ‘benefit and privilege’ you get from living with your parents is assessed.

How parents' income can affect Supplementary Welfare Allowance
Your parents' income may be taken into account to when you apply for Supplementary Welfare Allowance. Find out how the ‘benefit and privilege’ you get from living with your parents is assessed.

Assessing the means of a couple for social assistance payments
Describes how the means of a couple are assessed for social assistance (means-tested payments).

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