Supports for Unemployed Persons Who Are Looking to Move Into Self-employment

If you are more than one year on the Live Register signing as unemployed, you may be eligible to apply for the  Back To Work Enterprise Allowance (BTWEA).
This Social Welfare scheme is run through local Partnerships and is aimed at supporting people for the first two years that they are in business.
To date, this support consists of 100% of a person’s rate of Social Welfare payment for the first 12 months,  dropping to 75% for the second twelve months. For more information contact your Local Partnership or to view the qualifying criteria, click HERE