What is the PRSI Contribution Condition for Guardian's Payment (Contributory)?

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To qualify, there must be at least 26 weeks PRSI paid at any time by the orphan's parent or step-parent.
PRSI Classes A, B, C, D, E, H and S count.

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:
Australia Hungary  Portugal
Austria Iceland Republic of Cyprus
(Cyprus South)
Belgium Ireland Republic of Korea
Bulgaria Isle of Man Romania
Canada  Italy Slovakia
Channel Islands Latvia Slovenia
Czech Republic Liechtenstein Spain
Denmark Lithuania Sweden
Estonia Luxembourg Switzerland
Finland Malta the Netherlands
France New Zealand the United
Germany Norway the United States
of America
Greece Poland  
Last modified:29/06/2011