Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Parent’s Benefit Scheme
Country : Ireland
Website : https://www.gov.ie/en/service/b321b1-parents-benefit/
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What is Parent’s Benefit Scheme?
Parent’s Benefit is a new scheme payable to parents who take parent’s leave from work. It is available in respect of any child born or placed with their adoptive parents from 1 November 2019. Parent’s Benefit provides seven weeks payment to each parent of a child aged under two years, or in the two years following an adoption, who is on Parent’s Leave from work to care for their child and covered by social insurance (PRSI). Parents can take 7 weeks together or take separate weeks of leave.
Related / Similar Status : Government Of Ireland Apply For Child Benefit Scheme
How To Qualify For Ireland Parent’s Benefit Scheme?
To qualify for Ireland Parent’s Benefit Scheme, you must:
** To qualify for Parent’s Benefit, you must currently be in insurable employment or self-employment and you must have paid sufficient pay related social insurance (PRSI) contributions.
** If you have received Maternity Benefit, Adoptive Benefit, or Paternity Benefit for your child, you will automatically satisfy the PRSI contributions requirements for your Parent’s Benefit.
** If you are an employee , you must have:
** At least 39 weeks PRSI contributions paid in the 12 month periods before the first day of your Parent’s Benefit OR
** At least 39 weeks PRSI contributions paid since first starting work and at least 39 weeks PRSI paid or credited in the relevant tax year or in the tax year immediately following the relevant tax year. For example, if you are going on Parent’s Leave in 2022, the relevant tax year is 2020 and the year following that is 2021 OR
** At least 26 weeks PRSI paid in the relevant tax year and at least 26 weeks PRSI paid in the tax year immediately before the relevant tax year. For example, if you are going on Parent’s Leave in 2022, the relevant tax year is 2020 and the year before that is 2019
How To Apply For Ireland Parent’s Benefit Scheme?
To Apply For Ireland Parent’s Benefit, Follow the below steps,
Step 1: Go to the link- https://services.mywelfare.ie/en/topics/parents-children-family/parent-s-benefit/
Step 2: Click on Apply Now
Step 3: Enter the Email Address
Step 4: Enter the Password
Step 5: Click on Login
Rate Of Payment For Ireland Parent’s Benefit Scheme
** Parent’s Benefit is currently €250 a week for seven weeks. Parent’s Benefit can be paid in separate weekly blocks or can be paid over a consecutive 7 week period.
** Parent’s Benefit is paid directly into your current or deposit account at your bank or building society. It cannot be paid into a mortgage account.
** Your employer may continue to pay you in full when you are on parent’s leave. They may require you to have your Parent’s Benefit paid to them, and you can choose to do this.
** If you are already on certain social welfare payments, you may get half-rate Parent’s Benefit.