The In-Work Benefit is awarded to a claimant who is in employment and has children living within the household who are under 23 years of age.
What you'll get
The In-Work Benefit is paid quarterly in January, April, July and October.
Please click here
for a Schedule of Benefit Rates.
You may make use of an online Calculator to calculate your potential In-Work Benefit entitlement.
An applicant must have children under 23 years of age, living within the household and must have income (Year of Assessment 2017) that falls between the following brackets:
• A single parent in gainful employment that earns more than €6,600 and less than €17,130 is eligible for a maximum payable rate of up to €1,350 yearly per child.
• A couple in gainful employment whose collective income from employment is greater than €10,000 and is less than €24,630 (if a spouse works part-time, the income of this spouse must be over €3000) are eligible for a maximum payable rate of up to €1,300 yearly per child.
• A couple of whom only one is in gainful employment and whose income from employment is greater than €6,600 and less than €17,130 are eligible for a maximum payable rate of up to €550 yearly per child.
How to apply
Fill in the online form and submit.