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Wage Subsidy Scheme

Financial support for businesses that employ people with a disability

This scheme provides financial support to businesses that hire people with disabilities for 21 to 39 hours per week. The employer receives a subsidy per hour worked based on the employee's productivity level compared to other employees.

Who is it for?

You might be eligible if:

  • You are registered as a business with the Revenue Commissioners and are tax compliant 
  • You can offer a minimum 6-month contract to the employee.

Eligibility is subject to terms and conditions.


What do you get?

The base wage subsidy paid to businesses that employ people with a disability is €6.30 per hour. 


What can it be used for?

  • To ensure employees with disabilities receive the standard wage for their position, which is the statutory minimum wage.
  • To provide employees participating in this scheme the same employment conditions as all other employees. 

Get in touch

If this sounds like the right support for your business, call our dedicated hub for more details on how to apply.

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