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What is a Jobseeker's Payment?

Jobseeker's is a payment for people who are out of work or have been made part time, to help you support yourself while looking for work.

If you lose your job you should apply for a Jobseeker's Payment as soon as possible.

If your application is successful, payments will be made weekly to your local Post Office which you can collect with your Public Services Card .

Who can get a JobSeeker's Payment?

You may get Jobseeker's Payment if:

  • You are over 18 years of age.
  • You are capable of work.
  • You are looking for work.
  • For Jobseeker's Benefit, you have enough PRSI contributions.
  • For Jobseekers Allowance, you satisfy a means test.

What will you be asked about?

You may be asked for information about:

Your details.

Questions about you, your address, any children and your relationship status.

Employment and training information.

Questions about your employment history and training or education.

Your financial information.

Questions about any income, savings or investments you or your partner may have.

Jobseeker's Payment
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