To qualify, there must be at least 26 weeks PRSI paid at any time by the orphan's parent or step-parent.
Classes A, B, C, D, E, H and
Social Insurance and residence outside Ireland
Where the Irish social insurance record of a parent or step parent is not sufficient to establish entitlement to Guardian's Payment (Contributory), it may be combined with reckonable social insurance in countries covered by EU Regulations or countries with which Ireland has a Bilateral Social Security Agreement. A minimum of one Irish social insurance contribution must have been paid before Irish and foreign insurance records can be combined to give entitlement to Guardian's Payment (Contributory). The payment would be payable at the full rate.
The countries covered by either EC Regulations or under a
Bilateral Agreement are:
||Republic of Cyprus
||Republic of Korea
||Isle of Man
||the United States