Ronin247 Registered User
#1

I am being reduced to a 2 or 3 day week(work 5 out of 10) and was trying to find out what I would be entitled to when I discovered that I could have claimed Family Income Supplement for the last few years.Couple of quick questions.

Can I get the FIS backdated and if so how far back?

While on a 3 day week will I be "using up" the 312 days I am allowed to claim Jobseekers Benefit or is it continually being topped up with the PRSI contributions from my work?

Thanks for any assistance offered

wmpdd3 Registered User
#2

You cant get fis becayse you didnt apply for it. Sorry to bring bad news. Yes you will be claiming jsb for the days you are on short week. When this ends you will be means tested to see if you can get jas for the days you are looking for work.

cee_jay Moderator
#3

You can't claim both FIS and JSB - you need to work out which one is most beneficial for you and claim that one.

Ronin247 Registered User
#4

wmpdd3 said:
You cant get fis becayse you didnt apply for it. Sorry to bring bad news. Yes you will be claiming jsb for the days you are on short week. When this ends you will be means tested to see if you can get jas for the days you are looking for work.


Have no problem having missed FIS,I had enough to get by so no point crying over what I could have had.
The jsb thing is my biggest issue,if I do a 3 day week for 6 months and then get made redundant(which looks like the likely scenario) will I be allowed the full 12 months JSB before JSA as I have savings which would mean getting very little if means tested.

wmpdd3 Registered User
#5

It does run out while you are working but I'm not sure when it gets replenished. My OH worked 2 /3 days a week and It ran out after 13 months.

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mp22 Moderator
#6

If you have used up your entitlement to Jobseeker's Benefit (JB), you may re-qualify by working and paying the appropriate PRSI contributions for at least 13 weeks. If you are working and getting JB, as in the case of systematic short-time workers and some part-time workers, the 13 weeks paid contributions can begin once you have claimed JB for 156 days.

from here http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social_welfare/social_welfare_payments/unemployed_people/jobseekers_benefit.html

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yabadabado Registered User
#7

Apply for FIS and JSB and FIS will let you know which is more beneficial for you.You should recieve JSB quicker because there is a huge backlog of claims in FIS.

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