Training Allowance Guide 2017
From the 1st of September 2017 - 'Clarification Date: 13th October 2017
From 1st September 2017, the standard training allowance is equivalent to the DSP BTEA rate of €198 and will be paid to NEW ENTRANT participants who have a personal entitlement (per F103/DA103) in one of the following categories:
(New entrants - 1 September 2017)
|Job Seekers Allowance||N/A||Where F103 indicates a personal entitlement.
A training allowance of €193* adjusted as follows:
PLUS Qualified Adult and Qualified Child amounts per Form F103
MINUS Means amount per Form F103
|Job Seekers Benefit||18+|
|Supplementary Welfare Allowance (SWA)||N/A|
|Occupational Injuries Benefit||N/A|
|Disability Allowance or Blind Pension||18+|
|One Parent Family Payment||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Deserted Wife Benefit||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Widows/Widowers Pension||18+||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Illness Benefit & Invalidity Pension||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Farm Assist||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Fish Assist||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Dependant on Partner's Claim||18+||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Credits Only||18+||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|€76.65 pw - Full-time *
€95.75 pw - Full-time *
|Young person with no SW Entitlement||16-17||€40 pw Full-time|
|Job Seekers Transitional Payment||N/A||Travel and Meals|
If a participant's personal Social Welfare entitlement exceeds this amount, a training allowance equivalent to their personal entitlement will be paid on receipt of certified evidence to this effect. Evidence of Social Welfare entitlement must be in the form of a duly completed 'Participants Allowance Entitlement' form (F103/DA103).
NB: A training allowance is not to be paid to participants commencing training who are pending status with DSP until their status is resolved.
- Effective 1st September 2017, it is agreed that a training allowance of €193 will be paid to participants who turn 18 while in training for the remaining duration of their participation on the programme.
- Where a participant progresses from one course to another then the original F103 applies unless an updated F103 is received.
NB: Full-time rates are based on 31.25hr/pw; Part-time rates are calculated on a pro rata basis.
Verification of a participant's entitlement to an allowance on all FET programmes continues to be determined by their F103/DA103.