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This booklet gives the rates of payment from the Department of Social and Family Affairs. It also contains the percentage rates of pay-related social insurance (PRSI) contributions for employees, employers and for self-employed people.
Tugann an leabhr�n seo liosta dos na r�ta� �oca�ochta� a chuireann an Roinn Gn�tha� S�isialacha agus Teaghlaigh ar f�il. Chomh maith leis sin taispe�nann s� na r�ta� �rachais s�isialaigh p�-choibhneasa (�SPC) a bhaineann le fostaithe, fost�ir� agus daoine at� f�in-fhostaithe.
For information booklets, application forms and more information on social welfare services:
Please note that the tables contained in this booklet for some of the means-tested payments are not exhaustive and the relevant rate should be checked with the section of the Department dealing with that payment.
The information in this booklet is correct at the time of going to print.Note:The rates charged for using 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.
General Information PRSI exemption on low earnings Employee�s PRSI�Free Allowance Recipients of Widow�s or Widower�s Pension or One-Parent Family PaymentContributions for self-employed people Voluntary contributions PRSI contribution rates:
State Pension (Contributory) State Pension (Transition) State Pension (Non-Contributory) Pre-Retirement Allowance
Widow�s/Widower�s (Contributory) Pension Deserted Wife�s Benefit Widowed Parent Grant Widow�s/Widower�s (Non-Contributory) Pension Deserted Wife�s Allowance Prisoner�s Wife�s Allowance One-Parent Family Payment Widowed Lone Parent
Child Benefit Early Childcare Supplement Maternity Benefit Adoptive Benefit Health & Safety Benefit Guardian�s Payment (Contributory) Guardian�s Payment (Non-Contributory) Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance
Illness Benefit Invalidity Pension Disability Allowance Blind Pension Respite Care Grant Carer�s Benefit Carer�s Allowance Injury Benefit Incapacity SupplementConstant Attendance Allowance Disablement Benefit Medical Care Scheme Death Benefits (Survivor�s Benefits)
Jobseeker�s Benefit Jobseeker�s Allowance
Family Income Supplement Farm Assist Back to Work Allowance (Employees) Back to Work Enterprise Allowance Part-time Job Incentive Scheme Back to Education Allowance
Bereavement Grant Widowed Parent Grant Fuel Allowance Smokeless Fuel Allowance Electricity Allowance Gas Allowance Telephone Allowance Free Television Licence
Supplementary Welfare Allowance
Increases for Qualified Adult (current rates)