How do I qualify?


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To qualify for Maternity Benefit as an employee you must:

  • be in insurable employment that is covered by the Maternity Protection Act, 1994 immediately before the first day of maternity leave.  If you stop employment your maternity leave must start from the following day,
  1. and
  • satisfy certain PRSI contribution conditions.

To qualify for Maternity Benefit as a self-employed person you must:

  • be in insurable self-employment,
  1. and
  • satisfy certain PRSI contribution conditions.

Note:
Non-EEA claimants should submit copies* of their current GNIB Card and Passport, as well as copies* of all Work Permits held within the last 3 years, where applicable.

 

Last modified:01/09/2016
 

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