means test

  1. RSheila

    Son (18) - will his income affect my Jobseekers Allowance?

    Hi all. My son is 18 and just finished his leaving cert. He has got a full time job starting on Monday. I work three days per week and receive a reduced rate Jobseekers Allowance. I know that from September I would no longer be getting the dependent child allowance (€40 pw), however I am...
  2. E

    Is There An Annual Means Test For NC Pension ?

    A friend of mine who is almost 12 months into receiving the Non-Contributory State Pension, received a standard means test form. Is this a standard annual practice ? In response to the question "Do you have any capital - Bank Accounts/Savings ..." The answer must be YES (as almost everyone has...
  3. S

    Jobseekers Allowance

    Hi guys, quick question, applied for means tested Jobseekers Allowance, under 25, living with parents. Claim was rejected as parents income too high. Question is, parents both pay a significant amount monthly for their Personal Insolvency Arrangement, should this not be taken into account in...
  4. M

    Carers Allowance Interview-what to expect..

    Hello all, I’m a full time carer and as I have been caring for over 2 years have applied for the means tested carers allowance. I understand that as part of this process have you fill out all your paperwork and attach lots of supporting information, they interview you. I got confirmation of...
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    Spouse's house included in carer's allowance means test?

    I'm deflated after filling in most of the lengthy means test form and then figuring out that my husband's parents house which he recently inherited, but cannot sell, means it looks like when my carer's benefit expires I will have no income whatsoever but must continue caring for my Dad, so...
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    funeral costs for person on carer's allowance

    hi, I wonder if anyone can help. An elderly neighbor who I look out for (aged 71) was recently bereaved. He had been a carer for his wife for over 30 years as she had a disability and needed full time care. He is a very genuine and caring person. Over the years they lived very frugal and he...