Voluntary Contributions - SW8

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You are required to have already paid PRSI contributions from either employment or selfemployment, as follows:

  • 520 weeks are required for admittances from a date on or after 6 April 2015
    • 468 weeks are required for admittance between 6 April 2014 and 5 April 2015
    • 364 weeks are required for admittance between 6 April 2013 and 5 April 2014
    • 260 weeks are required for admittance before 6 April 2013
  • you must apply within 60 months of the end of the contribution year during which you last paid compulsory insurance, or where last awarded a credited contribution,
  • you agree to pay voluntary contributions from either:
    • the start of the contribution week that follows the week in which you leave compulsory PRSI,
    • the start of any contribution year of your choice within the period covered by your admittance as a voluntary contributor.

    Employment contributions at PRSI Class J cannot be used to satisfy these conditions. However, you may pay PRSI Class J and Voluntary Contributions at the same time, if you meet the entry criteria.

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

Last modified:06/02/2017

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