Barriers to qualifying for an adjusted allowance

You can only be paid an adjusted allowance if you satisfy all the general eligibility criteria for an earnings-related allowance. For more information on the eligibility criteria for an earnings-related allowance, see Who can receive an earnings-related allowance?. The general restrictions on earnings-related allowances also apply to adjusted allowances. You can read more about the restrictions under Barriers to qualifying for an earnings-related allowance. You will also not be able to receive an adjusted allowance in the following circumstances:
  • You work part-time out of choice
  • You work more than 80% of a full-time employee’s working hours
  • Your employer is unable to monitor your working hours
  • You receive annual holiday pay based on full-time work
  • The combined amount of your adjusted allowance, child support supplements and income is greater than the wage on which your earnings-related allowance is based

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