This website gives advice and guidelines on pensions; farm partnerships; the Nursing Homes Support Scheme (the Fair Deal Scheme); farm succession and inheritance. This section focuses on social welfare
Farm Assist is a means-tested social welfare payment for farmers aged 18 to 66.
To qualify, you must satisfy a means test. You do not need to be available for work. Full details of how to apply are given. If you can get Farm Assist, you may also be entitled to a fuel allowance, a medical card, a back to school clothing and footwear allowance, rent supplement, or the Housing Assistance Payment.
For social welfare payments, who is defined as a farmer?
How do Jobseeker’s Benefit and Jobseeker’s Allowance differ from Farm Assist?
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