If you have refugee status, there are a number of social welfare payments which you may be eligible (see below). For more information on these payments you can contact your local Citizens Information Office or your local Department of Social Protection Office.
If you are unemployed and aged 18 or over you may be eligible to receive a weekly payment which helps support you while you search for work. While you are receiving Jobseeker’s Allowance, you will be given information and support with your job search by an appointed case work officer.
One Parent Family Payment
If you are raising children without the support of a partner or spouse then you may be eligible for the One Parent Family Payment.
If you are over 16 and suffering from a disease, injury, physical illness or mental illness expected to last for more than one year and which stops you from working, then you may be entitled to Disability Allowance.
You may be eligible to receive this benefit if you have a child under 16 in full-time education or who has a disability.