VTOS and your benefits

While on VTOS, you will continue to receive your disability payment. You can also keep any secondary benefits such as your medical card. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may also be eligible for other benefits such as a meal allowance, travel allowance or free childcare place.

The social welfare payments which contribute to eligibility for VTOS are:

  • Jobseekers benefit / allowance
  • One parent family payment
  • Disability allowance
  • Illness Benefit
  • Invalidity Pension
  • Blind Pension
  • Widow / Widowers or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension.

More information about VTOS can be found on the Citizens Information Website here

A list of Frequently Asked Questions about VTOS can be found here