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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 two weeks) to care for their child. This leave may be taken any time in the first 12 months after they were born, in blocks of one week at a time, or both weeks together

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

Leave dates

You must know the start date of your leave

Agreement from your employer

Leave dates need to be agreed with your employer in advance

Your details

Questions about you, your address, any children and your relationship status

Parents Benefit
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