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What is the Part-time Job Incentive Scheme?

This scheme allows you to take up part-time work and retain some of your Jobseeker's Allowance


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If you are getting Jobseeker’s Allowance (JA), the Part-Time Job Incentive Scheme (PTJI) allows you to take up a part time job and get a special weekly allowance instead of jobseeker’s payment.

How does the Part-time Job Incentive Scheme work?

You can work for up to 24 hours a week and you will still retain your Jobseeker’s Allowance for one year. This may be extended for a further period. You must continue to look for full time work while on the scheme.

Who is eligible?

  • You must be working for 24 hours a week or less.
  • You must have been receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance for at least 15 months.
  • You must be getting a weekly Jobseeker’s Allowance of at least €119.00 if you are single or €193.90 if you are getting an increase for a qualified adult.

How to apply

Once you have secured your part-time job, you should contact your local social welfare office or Intreo centre. You can find a list of these here.

Your employer will have to fill out a form every four weeks to confirm the hours you have worked.

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Published Sep­tem­ber 5th2016
Tags work employment social welfare
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