How people access NEIS and Participate in NEIS Training

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The New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) supports people who are not in employment, education or training to turn their good ideas into viable businesses. NEIS support includes:

NEIS Training NEIS Assistance—business mentoring and support for up to 52 weeks NEIS Allowance—for up to 39 weeks (if eligible) Rental Assistance—for up to 26 weeks (if eligible)

People may access NEIS when an Other Provider refers them to a NEIS Provider, or they may directly approach a NEIS Provider for assistance. The Contact Centre may also refer persons receiving digital services to a NEIS Provider. 

NEIS Providers assess eligibility for NEIS, including if people have a viable business idea.

Once eligibility is determined, the person undertakes NEIS Training with a Registered Training Organisation and develops a Business Plan with the help of their NEIS Provider.

At the end of NEIS Training, the NEIS Provider assesses the Business Plan and determines if the person is eligible to commence NEIS Assistance (that is, start their NEIS Business)

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