Maternity, Paternity, Adoption and Health and Safety Benefit

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This area contains information on Maternity Benefit, Paternity Benefit, Adoptive Benefit and Health and Safety Benefit.    

Maternity Benefit is a payment for employed and self-employed pregnant women who satisfy certain PRSI contribution conditions on their own insurance record.

Paternity Benefit is a payment made to employed and self-employed people who are on Paternity Leave from work in respect of the birth or adoption of a child.

Adoptive Benefit is a payment for an adopting parent who adopts a child. You may get it if you are an employee or a self-employed person and if you satisfy certain PRSI conditions on your own record.

Health and Safety Benefit is a weekly payment for employed women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and who are granted health and safety leave by their employer. ​​

Last modified:04/08/2016

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