Get paid while you learn: Learners on courses with KCETB are entitled to keep any allowances they are receiving from the Department of Social Protection at the time of course commencement. Learners under the age of 25 may also be eligible for an additional weekly payment of approximately €90.00 for their participation on a course. Learners also receive training allowances in respect of public holidays that occur during time on the course.
From 1 January 2014, a training allowance will be paid to NEW ENTRANT participants who have a personal entitlement (per F103) in one of the following categories:
(New entrants – 1 Jan 2014)
|Job seekers allowance||U26 26+||€198 pw * ǂRate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|Job Seekers Beneﬁt||18+||Rate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|supplementary Welfare allowance (SWA)||U26||€198 pw * ǂ|
|26+||Rate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|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|
|Dependant on Partner’s Claim||18+||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Credits only||18+||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Illness Beneﬁt & Invalidity Pension||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Disability Allowance or Blind Pension||18+||Rate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|Farm assist||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Fish assist||N/A||Travel & Meal Allowance only|
|Disability Allowance *||16||€76.65 pw – Full-time|
|17||€95.75 pw – Full-time|
|Occupational Injuries Beneﬁt||N/A||Rate as per DSP (Form F103)|
|Young Person with no SW entitlement||16-17||€40 pw – Full-time|
* 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).
ǂ These payments are subject to means testing and accordingly any means identiﬁed on the participant’s F103 should be deducted from the payment of €198pw.