Participants on TÚS can take up other part-time employment provided it does not interfere with the work and times of the TÚS work placement. If participants are offered full-time alternative work they may terminate their work placement contract.
Refusal Of Work Placement
Under the National Employment Action Plan someone getting Jobseeker’s Allowance (JA) is required to take up work opportunities such as the offer of a TÚS work placement. If they refuse a work opportunity without good reason, they may have their DSP payment reduced or terminated. If, following a refusal of a placement, someone’s payment is reduced or terminated they may appeal this decision to the Social Welfare Appeals Office within 21 days.
Participants will work for 19 ½ hours a week and the placement lasts 12 months. When the placement finishes, they should sign on again with their local DSP office. They cannot participate in the TÚS scheme again for 3 years.
If you need childcare in order to participate in the TÚS scheme, you may be eligible for the After-School Child Care (ASCC) scheme.
Tax & PRSI
The TÚS payment is taxable but the amount payable depends on individual circumstances.
Class A PRSI contributions will be paid for all participants.
Participants on the TÚS scheme are exempt from the Universal Social Charge.
Community & Voluntary Organisations
The work placements are proposed and provided by community and voluntary organisations. The organisations must provide good quality work opportunities that are of benefit to the Participant and the community. Organisations with a proposed work placement should register with Fingal LEADER Partnership. They will be asked to submit a proposal detailing the work and the number of participants requested. Fingal LEADER Partnership will assess and make a decision on the proposal.