West Clare VTOS

Courses: Am I eligible?

Q. Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are:

  • aged 21 or over

and in receipt of one of the following payments for at least six months:

  • Job Seekers' Allowance.
  • Job Seekers' Benefit.
  • signing for credits.
  • Lone Parent Allowance.
  • Disability Allowance.
  • Disability Benefit **
  • Invalidity Pension.
  • a dependent spouse of a person in one of the above categories.
  • Farm Assist

** Disability benefit: Attendance on the course subject to certain conditions.
Contact our office for details.

Q. What will it cost?

If you are currently receiving unemployment assistance or benefit, you will instead get a training allowance at a rate equivalent to the maximum rate of unemployment benefit.

If you are receiving a one-parent family payment or eligible disability payment, you will continue to receive your present payment from the Department of Social, Community & Family Affairs.

  • courses are free.
  • all course materials and books are supplied.
  • you will receive a small travel allowance if you live more than three miles from the centre.
  • assistance is available by way of the CETS Scheme to help with the cost of childcare.