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Pay Related Social Insurance

Pay-Related Social Insurance (PRSI) 

This section explains Social Insurance and who it covers.

It outlines:
• the Pay-Related Social Insurance (PRSI) contributions payable by employees, employers and self-employed people
• Credited Contributions ('credits')
• Voluntary Contributions

Self-Employed Contributions

Self-Employed Contributions Operational Guidelines

Employer Job (PRSI) Incentive Scheme

Employer Job (PRSI) Incentive Scheme

This scheme is for employers who create new jobs by exempting them from liability to pay their share of PRSI contributions.

Maternity Benefit

Maternity Benefit

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

Adoptive Benefit

Adoptive Benefit

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

Benefits Abroad

Social Insurance & EC Regulations

Bilateral Social Insurance Agreements with Other EU Countries

Back to Work Enterprise Allowance (Self Employed)

Back to Work Enterprise Allowance

If you are getting certain social welfare payments and you would like to become self-employed, the Back to Work Enterprise Allowance lets you keep a portion of your social welfare payment for 2 years

Short-term Enterprise Allowance

Short-term Enterprise Allowance

If you are getting Jobseekers Benefit and you would like to start a business you may qualify for the Short Term Enterprise Scheme. It allows you to avail of a self employment opportunity and retain your Jobseekers Benefit. It will end when your entitlement to Jobseeker's Benefit ends (that is, at either 9 months or 12 months).

Last modified:29/09/2012

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