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Employment and Disability Supports

This section covers the range of employment supports and grants in Ireland aimed at assisting employers gain and retain employees with a disability.

Job Interview Interpreters Grant

A person actively seeking employment who has a hearing or speech impairment can apply for funding to have an interpreter present at job interviews

If you are a jobseeker who is deaf, hard of hearing or has a speech impairment and are attending job interviews, you may apply for funding to have a sign language interpreter or other interpreter to attend the interview with you. Funding can also be provided to cover the costs of an interpreter during an induction period when you start work.

The Department will pay a fee as per the standard rate for a 3-hour period using a professionally qualified interpreter. Travel costs for the interpreter are paid at a set rate. Rates will be differentiated between professionally qualified interpreters and others.

For further information visit the Department of Social Protection website at:

For further information on this topic, please contact:

Name: FAS
Organisation: FAS - Training and Employment Authority (Ireland)
Address: P.O. Box 456 , 27-33 Upper Baggot St. , Dublin 4 , Ireland
Telephone: 353-1-6070500
Fax: 353-1-6070600

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