Voluntary Contributions - SW8


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To become a voluntary contributor you must:

  • have paid at least 364 weeks PRSI in either employment or self-employment
    and
  • apply within 12 months of the end of the contribution year (see note below) during which you last paid compulsory insurance or you were last awarded a credited contribution
    and
  • agree to pay voluntary contributions from the start of the contribution week that follows the week in which you leave compulsory insurance.

The amount of contributions required to become a voluntary contributor on or after 6 April 2014 are as follows:

  • you must have previously paid 468 weeks PRSI if becoming a voluntary contributor on or after 6 April 2014.
  • you must have previously paid 520 weeks PRSI if becoming a voluntary contributor on or after 6 April 2015.

If you pay contributions at Class J for Occupational Injuries Benefits you cannot use them to satisfy these conditions. However, you may pay PRSI at Class J and voluntary contributions at the same time.

Note: Contribution year

The contribution year is the same as the income tax year so it runs from January to December.

Last modified:03/03/2014
 

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