The Wage Subsidy Scheme (WSS) provides financial incentives for employers who employ people with disabilities on a full-time basis and who have a lower level of productivity than their peers without a disability, in excess of 20%.
The process can take time so the best course of action is to get in touch with your local Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection (DEASP) office.
In order to access the scheme there are four forms that must be completed:
- WSS Employee Application Form
- WSS Employer Application Form
- WSS Productivity Level Report
- EFT Bank Mandate Form
These completed forms must be submitted in conjunction with your Company's Tax Clearance Certificate, the employee’s contract of employment, job description and person specification (if available).
If it is approved, you will receive a letter from your DEASP Case Officer. If not, they will request a visit with you and your employee. Making contact with the relevant office in advance should facilitate the smooth running of this process.