How do I qualify?


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  • You must have at least one qualified child normally resident with you (which can include a child for whom Guardian's Payment is being made). You must also be entitled to, or in receipt of, one of the following payments:
  • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pension,
  • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pension under EU Regulations,(* See below)
  • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pension under a Bilateral Agreement between Ireland and another country(* See below),
  • Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pension under the Occupational Injuries Scheme,
  • One-Parent Family Payment (for widows, widowers or surviving civil partners), or
  • Bereavement Grant (only where you are widowed or a surviving civil partner).

 

The countries covered by either EC Regulations or under a Bilateral Agreement are:

  • Australia
  • Icleand
  • Portugal
  • Austria
  • Ireland
  • Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus South)
  • Belguim
  • Italy
  • Republic of Korea
  • Bulgaria
  • Japan
  • Romania
  • Canada
  • Latvia
  • Slovakia
  • Czech Republic
  • Liechtenstein
  • Slovenia
  • Denmark
  • Lithuania
  • Spain
  • Estonia
  • Luxembourg
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Malta
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • New Zealand
  • The Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Norway
  • The United Kingdom
  • Greece
  • Poland
  • The United States of America
  • Hungary

 

 

Last modified:29/06/2011