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How to fill out the Jobseeker's Allowance or Benefit form (UP 1)

How to fill out the Jobseeker's Allowance or Benefit form (UP 1)

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In Ireland, unemployed people are entitled to receive money from the government, to help them support themselves while they look for work.

There are two main types of unemployment payments: Jobseeker’s Benefit and Jobseeker’s Allowance. To apply for both Jobseeker’s Allowance or Benefit for the first time, you must fill out a UP 1 form.

Download an empty UP 1 form here.

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Page 1 Annotation 1: Cohabitant means a partner that you live with but are not married to.

Page 1 Annotation 2: You can find your PPS number by contacting your INTREO office or local social welfare office.

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Published Novem­ber 17th2016
Tags forms social welfare social welfare scheme jobseekers
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