If you lose your job or are unemployed you may get a social welfare payment. Information about the process of signing on for a jobseeker's payment.
This is a weekly payment to people who have lost their job and are covered by social insurance.
A means-tested payment to people who are unemployed and looking for work.
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.
Explains how your income from work and your spouse's income from work can affect your rate of Jobseeker's Allowance.
You may be able to work and get Jobseeker's Benefit. This document explains how work affects your Jobseeker's Benefit.
The Pre-Retirement Allowance is a means-tested payment for people aged 55 and over who consider themselves retired rather than unemployed. Since 4 July 2007, the Pre-Retirement Allowance is closed to new applicants but existing recipients may continue to get it.
If your business has closed, or if you are self-employed but have less work and less income than before, you may qualify for a social welfare payment.
You are required to notify your Intreo Centre or local Social Welfare Branch Office if you have been claiming social welfare benefits and are returning to work.
The conditions you must meet to get a jobseeker’s payment and the penalties that apply if you do not meet these conditions.
A summary of the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection’s employment services for jobseekers.
Younger jobseekers must meet the same conditions as all other jobseekers but there are some targeted supports to help them into work.
Jobseeker’s Benefit (Self-Employed) is a new scheme to support people who lose their self-employment. It was introduced from 1 November 2019.
The Jobseeker's Transitional payment is a special payment for lone parents whose youngest child is aged between 7 and 13 years. Information about the payment and how to apply.
An overview of the special provisions that apply to older jobseekers and people who retire early.
A scheme for professional artists on Jobseeker’s Allowance (JA) that allows you to focus on your artistic work and develop your portfolio.