Targeted towards families having an annual income from a gainful occupation and with children below 23 years of age living within their household.
The benefit of this initiative is to encourage the unemployed to join the workforce as well as assists the following categories:
- single parents in employment who earn more than €6,600 and less than €17,130 for year 2019,
- married couples with both parents in employment whose collective income is greater than €10,000 and is less than €24,630 for year 2019 and
- couples where only one is in employment, whose earnings range from €6,600 to €17,130.
|applicant||single parent in gainful employment||couple in gainful employment|
|gainful employment||more than €6,600 and less than €17,130||whose collective income is more than €10,000 and is less than €24,630**|
|eligibility||a maximum payable rate of up to €1,350 yearly per child||a maximum payable rate of up to €1,300 yearly per child|
** if a spouse works part-time, the income of this spouse must be over €3000
The In-Work Benefit computation is issued quarterly in January, April, July and October with the first payment being made in April and the last payment is issued during the last week of January of the following year.