What is Parent’s Benefit?
Parent's Benefit is a payment for people in employment to allow them to take time off work, up to five weeks, to care for their child. This leave may be taken any time in the first 24 months after they were born. Parent's Benefit leave must be taken in minimum blocks of at least one week. These weeks can be combined up to a maximum of five weeks depending on their circumstances.
Who can get Parent’s Benefit?
You may get Parent’s Benefit if:
- You have had a child(ren) since 1st November 2019
- You are currently in employment or self employment
- You have enough PRSI contributions
What do I need to complete the application?
Your child must have a PPS number
Your child will need to be registered and have a PPS number in order to make the application
You must know the start date of your leave
Agreement from your employer
Leave dates need to be agreed with your employer in advance
Questions about you, your address, any children and your relationship status