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Nov 2013


Irish Maternity/Adoptive Leave Benefits

When an employee is on Maternity/Adoptive Leave and is receiving payment from the Department of Social Protection they will automatically receive a credited PRSI contribution for each week of leave.

If the employee has taken Maternity/Adoptive Leave but does not qualify for a payment from DSP they are still entitled to the credited PRSI contribution for each week of leave. The DSP has confirmed that if they receive a letter signed by the employer on the company headed paper which state the dates the employee was on Maternity/Adoptive Leave they will credit contributions to the employees PRSI record.

This will ensure that the employee’s entitlements to payments in the future from the DSP are protected.

Posted byGerri McGinleyinPayroll Software