Treatment Benefit - SW24


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To qualify for Treatment Benefit you must satisfy the PRSI conditions. Only PRSI at Classes A, E, H and P count.
If you are: You must have at least:
Under Age 21
39 paid PRSI contributions since first starting work.
Aged 21 to 24
39 paid PRSI contributions since first starting work,
and either:
  • 39 paid or credited PRSI contributions ( see note) in the relevant tax year on which your claim is based, or
  • 26 paid PRSI contributions in both the relevant tax year and the tax year immediately before the relevant tax year.
Aged 25 to 65
260 paid PRSI contributions since first starting work,
and either:
  • 39 paid or credited PRSI contributions ( see note) in the relevant tax year on which your claim is based, or
  • 26 paid PRSI contributions in both the relevant tax year and the tax year immediately before the relevant tax year.
Aged 66 or over

Note:
At least 13 of these weeks must be paid contributions. However, if you do not have 13 paid contributions in the relevant tax year, you may use the following years instead:

  • either of the two previous tax years
  1. or
  • any tax year after the relevant tax year.

The 13 weeks paid contributions does not apply if you:

  • reached age 66 before 6 July 1992,
  • are aged 55 or over and receiving 'unemployment credits',
  • are getting any of the following Social Welfare payments:
    • Invalidity Pension,
    • Carer's Allowance,
    • Carer's Benefit,
    • State Pension (Transition),
    • Illness Benefit (for 12 months or more),
    • a combination of Jobseeker's Benefit and Jobseeker's Allowance (for 12 months or more),
    • long-term Jobseeker's Allowance, or
    • Pre-Retirement Allowance,
  • are on a Community Employment Scheme, Back to Work Scheme, Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme or Community Employment Development Programme.
For Claims Made in: The Relevant Tax Year is:
2016
2014
2017
2015
2018
2016

Note:
If you satisfy the PRSI conditions when you reach age 60, you will remain qualified for life.

Aged 66 or over, the PRSI contribution requirements vary according to when you reached age 66.
If you reached age 66: You must have at least:
before 1 October 1987
156 paid PRSI contributions since first starting work and 26 paid or credited PRSI contributions in either of the 2 relevant tax years on which your claim is based.
between 1 October 1987 and 6 July 1992
208 paid PRSI contributions since first starting work and 39 paid or credited PRSI contributions in either of the 2 relevant tax years on which your claim is based.
between 6 July 1992 and 28 May 2006
260 paid PRSI contributions since first starting work, and 39 paid or credited ( see note) PRSI contributions in either of the two relevant tax years on which your claim is based.
If you reach 66 on or after 29 May 2006
260 paid PRSI contributions since first starting work,
and either:
  • 39 paid or credited PRSI contributions ( see note) in either of the two relevant tax years on which your claim is based, or,
  • 26 paid PRSI contributions in both the relevant tax year and the tax year immediately before the relevant tax year.

Note:
If you satisfy the PRSI conditions when you reach 66 years of age, you will remain qualified for life.

Last modified:31/01/2016
 

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