Worksharing is an arrangement to work reduced hours in an agreed attendance pattern in accordance with employer personnel guidelines.
4-day week, 3-day week, working 9 to 3 each day, etc.
Worksharing may affect the:
- amount of PRSI you (and your employer) pay, and/or
- number of PRSI contributions you are awarded; this, in turn, may affect your entitlement to social insurance benefits.
The Tax and Social Welfare week starts on the first of January, so it starts on a different day each year.
Monday to Sunday
Tuesday to Monday
In 2007, a worksharer working Monday to Friday, week on, week off, will only obtain 26 contributions. 52 weeks' contributions will be awarded to a worksharer doing a split week starting on a Wednesday. A split week starting on a Thursday will also attract 52 contributions.
In 2008 a worksharer working Monday to Friday, week on, week off, will accumulate 52 contributions. Only 26 weeks of contributions will be awarded to a worksharer doing a split week starting on a Tuesday. A split week starting on a Wednesday will attract 52 contributions.
See information booklet SW 105 for more details.
Your Personal Public Service Number
You will need your Personal Public Service Number ( PPS No.) as your unique reference number for all dealings with Government Departments and Public Bodies (Social Welfare, Health Boards, Revenue, etc.).
The PPS No. is part of the REACH programme ( http://www.reach.ie/) aimed at developing more integrated and customer-centred public services. The future benefits will include fast and secure access to a wider range of public services and reduced form-filling and improved service delivery.
If you already had an RSI No. then you do not need to apply for a PPS No. as it automatically became your PPS No.