Does social insurance outside Ireland count?

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If you were previously insurably employed in a country covered by EC Regulations and you have paid at least one full rate PRSI contribution in Ireland at Class A, or E, you may combine your insurance record in that country with your Irish PRSI contributions to help you qualify for Adoptive Benefit.

The countries covered by EC Regulations are:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Channel Islands
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Poland
  • Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus South)
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • the Netherlands
  • the United Kingdom

If you were working in one of the countries listed above in the relevant tax year, please submit your application form 12 weeks before your adoptive leave starts to give us time to get your insurance record from the appropriate country.

Last modified:13/07/2011