Benefit of Work Estimator

The Benefit of Work Estimator is an online resource for people who are getting certain disability or illness payments. It is provided by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

The estimator allows you to calculate how income from employment would affect your disability or illness payment.

You enter details of your household circumstances, your current social welfare payment and the wages that you will get from work. The estimator then calculates your new social welfare rate and estimates your total income after starting work.

If you are already working, you can use the estimator to calculate how working extra hours would affect your payment.

You can use the Benefit of Work Estimator on and read more about it on