My question: Is FIS included or disregarded when calculating the reckonable income for the €22,703 limit?
FIS would be deducted from your total figure when calculating your reckonable income. However, this is an eligible payment for the Special Rate. Therefore if your reckonable income is less than €22,703 and you are in receipt of FIS, you should be eligible for the special rate.
I am still a bit confused as to how to calculate the reckonable income. Can I send you a PM with my income details so can you estimate which grant rate I will most likely be
If you would like to forward us the income details we can try our best to provide you with an estimate which you will then be able to use to check which income bracket you fall into. However without the correct information obtained from the Revenue or supported by documentation, we cannot guarantee that the estimate will be accurate.