- Are there any jobs at the moment?
- How long will it take for me to get a job?
- What kind of jobs do you have?
- Will I lose my disability payment if I start working?
- Will I lose my medical card/free travel/rent allowance etc?
Are there any jobs at the moment?
It is true that there are fewer employment opportunities in Ireland at the moment and this makes the job search more challenging. However it is important to remember that people are still getting jobs. If you are willing to be more flexible around the type of work, hours and where you will work this will help to improve your chances of finding a job.
How long will it take for me to get a job?
It is not possible to say how long it will take to get a job. Much as we would like to be able to – we simply can’t promise that you will definitely get a job. However we can promise that we will do our best to help you to get a job. It is important to remember that job seeking is a partnership approach between you and your Employment Facilitator with both of you working together to help you to progress to employment. Being flexible, available and open to opportunity will help you to find work quicker. It is also worth considering taking up temporary work experience opportunities to enhance your chances as well.
What kind of jobs do you have?
Will I lose my disability payment if I start working?
Different payments have different rules. It will depend on what payment you are on, how many hours you work and what your earnings are. Many people can work part time and still receive some of their payment. We can discuss this with you and help you to figure out the best plan for your situation.
Will I lose my medical card/free travel/rent allowance etc?
This will depends on the disability payment you receive, the hours you work, the amount you earn and other personal details. We can discuss this with you in confidence and let you know where you can get further information if necessary.