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Exempt payments

Article 12 of the Agreement with Ireland allows for the following Irish benefits to be exempt from the income test when a person is residing in Ireland:

  • back to education allowance,
  • back to work allowance,
  • blind pension,
  • blind welfare allowance,
  • carer's allowance,
  • child benefit,
  • disability allowance,
  • domiciliary care allowance,
  • family income supplement,
  • farm assist,
  • fuel allowance,
  • guardian's payment (non-contributory),
  • infectious diseases maintenance allowance,
  • job seeker's allowance,
  • mobility allowance,
  • old age (non-contributory) allowance,
  • one-parent family payment,
  • orphan's (non-contributory) pension,
  • pre-retirement allowance,
  • rent allowance,
  • Rental Accommodation Scheme (RAS) payments,
  • State pension (non-contributory),
  • supplementary welfare allowance,
  • unemployment allowance,
  • widow's and widower's (non-contributory) pension,
  • any allowance, dependant's allowance, disability pension or wound pension under the Army Pensions Act 1923 to 1980,
  • any allowance under Article 14 of the Child Care (Placement of Children in Foster Care) Regulations 1995 or Article 15 of the Child Care (Placement of Children with Relatives) Regulations 1995, and
  • any other payments of a similar nature proposed by the Competent Institutions specified in Article 1 and jointly approved by the Competent Authorities and listed in the Administrative Arrangement.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 8 Ireland

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