You may pay voluntary contributions either:
- as a lump sum before the end of a contribution year
- by an installment every three or six months during a contribution year.
If you are accepted to the scheme, you can pay your voluntary contributions by cheque, banker's draft or Standing Order.
You must pay the full contribution for the year no later than five months after the end of the year in which the payment is due.
For more information, log on to www.welfare.ie.