Can I qualify for parental leave credits?


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As a parent, you may take parental leave, either as a continuous block of 18 weeks or, with the agreement of your employer, broken up over a period of time.

If you take parental leave you will get a credit for each full week you take. This will ensure that your existing cover for social welfare payments is maintained.

Your employer should write to the Client Eligibility Services confirming the duration, number of weeks and exact dates of your parental leave.

For further information contact:

Client Eligibility Services
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
McCarter's Road
Ardarvan
Buncrana
Co. Donegal

Telephone: (01) 4715898
LoCall 1890 690 690
If calling from outside the Republic of Ireland please call + 1 4715898

Note:
The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.

For more information on parental leave, contact:

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission:
4th Floor,
Jervis House
Jervis Street
Dublin 1


Telephone: (01) 858 9601
LoCall: 1890 245 545
If calling from outside the Republic of Ireland please call+353 1 858 9601
Website: www.ihrec.ie

Note:
The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.

 
Last modified:14/09/2017