S.I. No. 597 of 2015


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S.I. No. 597 of 2015

 

Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 8) (Jobseeker’s Allowance Transition) Regulations 2015

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

 

(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

 

These Regulations provide for a similar weekly earnings disregard in the case of recipients of the Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment (JST) to that which applies to the One-Parent Family Payment (OFP). The means test applying to JST recipients is being aligned more closely with the OFP means test by increasing the JST earnings disregard from €60 to €90 per week, and assessing the balance of any income at 50% instead of 60%. The basis for the calculation of means on JST is also being altered to change it from a day’s basis (i.e. maximum disregard of €20 per day) to one where the entire disregard of €90 applies irrespective of how many days the JST recipient works.

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