If you fail to qualify using the standard means test, you will be re-assessed to find out if you can retain the Allowance as a secondary benefit under the different back to work schemes.
In the re-assessment of means, the value of the Back to Enterprise Allowance and Family Income Supplement is not taken into account in the calculation of your gross household income. The people most likely to qualify using the secondary benefit (317.43) assessment are people getting a Back to Work Enterprise Allowance.
Note that if you have applied for a social welfare payment or are have appealed a decision not to award you a social welfare payment and are waiting for a decision on your application, you should apply for the btscfa. Income limits for lone parents 2015 Lone parent Income limit 1 child 410.10 2 children 439.90 3 children 469.70 4 children 499.50 The income limit is increased by 29.80 for each additional dependent child. In such cases you can still claim btscfa if you satisfy the other criteria. In other cases an IQC is not paid because the income of your spouse or partner is over the specified limits but if your overall household income is within the limits specified below you may qualify.