JSA for 18 - 24 year olds

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JSA for 18 - 24 year olds Empty JSA for 18 - 24 year olds

Post by Admin on Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:32 pm


If you have just left school you cannot get Jobseeker's Allowance. To get Jobseeker's Allowance you must have been out of school for 3 months and you must be at least 18 years of age. The 3-month period starts from the day you leave school or the day following your last exam if you are doing exams.

People aged under 26 who do not have children get a reduced rate of Jobseeker's Allowance. If they take up a place on an education, training or work experience scheme they will get a higher rate of payment. You can visit our documents on education and training options and on employment support schemes to get more information on the rates paid.

You must have at least 104 social insurance contributions (2 years) to qualify for Jobseeker’s Benefit (JB). This means that many young people do not qualify for Jobseeker’s Benefit if they lose their job or cannot find employment. If you worked part-time during school or college you may have enough PRSI contributions to qualify for JB but if your average weekly earnings were below €300 you may only qualify for a lower rate of JB.

The Youth Guarantee aims to provide young people under the age of 25 with a good quality offer of employment, education, training or apprenticeship within a short time of leaving education or becoming unemployed. It is an EU initiative developed in response to the youth unemployment crisis. Across the EU, an estimated 7.5 million young people aged 15-24 are not employed, not in education and not in training.

How much you can get depends on your age. If you’re aged 18 to 24, you’ll get up to £57.90 a week.

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