Home Tuition - TUSLA Payment Claim Form

Published date29 October 2019
IssuerDepartment of Education
The completed claim form should be submitted to
Home Tuition Payments Section, Schools Division Financial,
Department of
Education, Cornamaddy, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 X659
Please read carefully before completing this payment claim form
The Home Tuition Grant scheme is an educational grant to cater for the cost of engaging an approved tutor to
provide tuition to
an approved student who cannot for a variety of reasons attend or avail of a school placement.
Only applications for payment in respect of tuition that has been provided and pre-approved will be processed. The approved
Social Worker must ensure that they have received the formal written notification of approval for Home Tuition for the current
school year
before allowing the tutor to
commence tuition.
Only original fully completed claim forms signed and dated by the approved Social Worker and the Tutor(s)
will be
accepted for payment.
Claim Forms should be submitted at the end of every calendar month.
All sections of this form are to be completed using ball point pen and clear block capital letters.
Corrective fluid such as tippex etc. must not be used on this form.
Where more than one Tutor has been approved to provide tuition, a separate claim form must be s
ubmitted for each
Payment will issue strictly in accordance with the sanction letter issued for this scheme.
Tuition must be provided from Monday to Friday inclusive between the hours of 9am to 6pm only.
Tuition is limited to 5 hours per student per day.
The tutor can only provide a maximum of 8.5 hours tuition per day.
The weekly number of hours sanctioned cannot be exceeded for any reason. Any unused hours cannot be
Tuition must be provided on a one to one basis (exceptions may apply in the case of siblings).
It is not permitted to provide tuition on bank holidays.
Only in the case of
Maternity Related Absences
can tuition be provided during the holiday period when
mainstream schools
are closed but not on bank holidays or at weekends.
The Home Tuition Grant covers actual tuition provided. It does NOT provide for payment in respect of:
Travel costs incurred by the tutor.
Expenses for any resources/equipment/preparation used in the provision of the Tuition.
Tuition offered but not availed of by the student for any reason.
Sick pay.
Holiday pay.
Any period in which tuition is not pre-approved.
Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy etc.
The payment rates and terms of employment for tutors providing tuition under this Scheme to students in the care of TUSLA is
a matter between TUSLA and the individual tutor. The Department of Education has
no function or role in the matter.
Payment of grant aid will be made directly to the nominated bank account of TUSLA and a remittance slip will be
to the Finance Unit of TUSLA in respect of each payment issued.

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