What are the PRSI Contribution Conditions?


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To qualify, you must have:

  • at least 13 weeks’ PRSI ( See Note 1) paid in the 12 months immediately before the date your baby is due,
    or
  • 104 weeks’ PRSI ( See Note 1) paid since first starting work and 39 weeks’ PRSI ( See Note 1) paid or credited in the relevant tax year ( See Note 2), or in the year following the relevant tax year ( See Note 2), of which at least 13 must be paid contributions,
    or
  • 104 weeks’ PRSI ( See Note 1) paid since first starting work and 26 weeks’ PRSI ( See Note 1) paid in the relevant tax year ( See Note 2) and 26 weeks’ PRSI ( See Note 1) paid in the tax year before the relevant tax year ( See Note 2)

Note 1: Only PRSI at Classes A, E and H count.
Note 2: The relevant tax year is the second last complete tax year before the start of the benefit year (January to December) that includes the first day for which you are on Health and Safety leave.

Example:
If your claim is in benefit year: The relevant tax year is:
2010
2008
2011
2009
Last modified:14/11/2012
 

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