…for families with an annual income from a gainful occupation and with children below 23 years of age living within their household.
The benefit incentivises more people to work and helps:
- single parents in employment who earn more than €6,600 and less than €16,500 and
- married couples with both parents in employment whose collective income is greater than €10,000 and is less than €24,000.
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|applicant||single parent in gainful employment||couple in gainful employment|
|gainful employment||more than €6,600 and less than €16,500||whose collective income is more than €10,000 and is less than €24,000 **|
|eligibility||a maximum payable rate of up to €1,250 yearly per child||a maximum payable rate of up to €1,200 yearly per child|
** if a spouse works part-time, the income of this spouse must be over €3000
The In-Work Benefit is issued quarterly in January, April, July and October.
Applications can be received at district offices, also know as one-stop shops. Online application forms can be submitted by clicking here.