Habitual Residence Condition - SW 108

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Family benefits under European law:
  • Back to Work Family Dividend,
  • Child Benefit,
  • Domiciliary Care Allowance
  • Guardian’s Payment (Non-Contributory),
  • and   
  • One-Parent Family Payment,

are classed as family benefits

You do not need to satisfy the habitual residence condition for one of these payments if you:

  • are a national of Switzerland or a country in the European Economic Area ( * see table),
  • are employed or self-employed, and
  • pay Irish PRSI or receive Irish Jobseeker’s Benefit.
The following 31 countries are in the European Economic Area:
Austria Hungary Portugal
Belgium Iceland Republic of Cyprus (Cyprus South)
Bulgaria Ireland Romania
Croatia Italy Slovak Republic
Czech Republic Latvia Slovenia
Denmark Liechtenstein Spain
Estonia Lithuania Sweden
Finland Luxembourg the Netherlands
France Malta the United Kingdom
Germany Norway
​Greece ​Poland

Last modified:10/02/2016