Social Security/Welfare

Social Security/Welfare

Tax Credits

Revenue Job Assist - is an additional tax allowance for people who have been unemployed for 12 month or more and who are now returning to employment. The job must be for 30hours and should last at least 12months.

You have to be in receipt of one of the following social security benefits for 12 month or more:-

  • Jobseeker's Benefit
  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • One-Parent Family Payment
  • Disability Allowance
  • Blind Person's Pension.

or

Other Welfare Benefits

Rehabilitative Employment

Working while receiving disability or illness payments

If you are getting a disability payment such as Disability Allowance, Illness Benefit or Invalidity Pension, you may be allowed to take up employment that is considered rehabilitative or therapeutic. You must get the agreement of the Department of Social Protection before taking up employment. For more information, log on to www.welfare.ie.

Welfare/Benefit Offices

Social Welfare Benefits are the responsibility of the Department for Social Protection.   

There is a range of social welfare payments available to provide financial assistance to individuals who are unemployed or not able to work because they are sick or disabled or people who are on low incomes.  There are other payments that provide financial assist towards housing, care requirements, assistance getting around, looking after someone and if you are in a crisis situation.

Information and Advice

Before taking up an education, training or employment opportunities individuals should seek advice from local Welfare Rights organisation or Citizens Advice Bureau:

Strabane and District Citizens Advice Bureau
17 Dock Street
Strabane BT82 8 EE
Tel: 0044 (0)28 71382665

Disability Action
58 Strand Road
Derry, Co Londonderry, BT48 7AJ
Tel: 0044(0)28 71360125
Textphone: 0044(0)28 71372077

Tax Credits

Tax Credits are government payments made by the HM Revenue and Customs and are made up of two components:

  • Child Tax Credit – if you are responsible for at least one child or young person
  • Working Tax Credit – if you are working in a low income

You can qualify for Child Tax Credit and Working Tax Credit.  Both these benefits are not taxable

Welfare / Benefit Offices

Social Security Benefits are the responsibility of the Department for Social Development and administered through local Social Security Offices and Central Benefit Offices. 

There are a range of social security benefits available to provide financial assistance to individuals who are unemployed or not able to work because they are sick or disabled or on low incomes.  There are other benefits that provide financial assistance towards housing, care requirements, assistance getting around, looking after someone or if you are in a crisis situation.

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