A training allowance will be paid to participants who have a personal entitlement to a Department of Social Protection(DSP) payment as per F103. (An F103 is a Form that is used to transfer a payment from DSP to the GRETB)
From 1st of September 2017, the standard training allowance is equivalent to the DSP BTEA rate of €203 and will be paid to NEW ENTRANT participants who have a personal entitlement (per F103/DA103) in one of the following categories:
|Job Seekers Allowance||N/A||Where F103 indicates a personal entitlement.
PARTICIPANTS RECIEVESA training allowance of €203 * adjusted as follows
PLUS Qualified Adult and Qualified Child amounts per Form F103 and
MINUS Means amount
|Job Seekers Benefit||18+|
|Supplementary Welfare Allowance||N/A|
|Occupational Injuries Benefit||N/A|
|Disability Allowance or Blind Pension||18+|
|One Parent Family Payment||N/A||Travel and Meal Allowance only|
|Deserted Wife Benefit||N/A||Travel and Meal Allowance only|
|Widows/Widowers Pension||18+||Travel and Meal Allowance only|
|Illness Benefit & Invalidity Pension||N/A||Travel and Meal Allowance only|
|Farm Assist||N/A||Travel and Meal Allowance only|
|Fish Assist||N/A||Travel and Meal Allowance only|
|Dependant on Partner’s Claim||18+||Travel and Meal Allowance only|
|Credits Only||18+||Travel and Meal Allowance only|
|Disability Allowance||16||€76.65 pw – Full-time *|
|17||€95.75 pw – Full-time *|
|Young Person with no SW Entitlement||16 – 17||€40 pw Full-time|
* If a participants 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 the 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 direct from one course to another then the original F103 applies unless updated F103 is received.
? Effective 1st September 2017, the Under 26 Training Allowance no longer exists. Participants who commence training prior to that date and are receiving the Under 26 Training Allowance of €160 should have their training allowance increase to €193 (adjusted for Qualified Adult/Qualified Adult/Qualified Child and means amounts per F103) with effect from 1st September 2017.
NB: Full-time rates are based on 31.25hr/pw; Part-time rates are calculated on pro rata basis.
NB: Verification of a participant’s entitlement to an allowance on all FET programmes continue to be determined by their F103/DA103.