Trainee Allowances


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 €193 and will be paid to NEW ENTRANT participants who have a personal entitlement (per F103/DA103) in one of the following categories:

Category Age Allowance
Job Seekers Allowance N/A Where F103 indicates a personal entitlement.
PARTICIPANTS RECIEVES

A training allowance of €193 * adjusted as follows

PLUS Qualified Adult and Qualified Child amounts per Form F103 and

MINUS Means amount
per Form F103
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

Notes

* 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.







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