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What is Paternity benefit?

Paternity benefit is a payment for employed people, to help you support yourself while on Paternity leave from work.

Who can get Paternity benefit?

You may get Paternity benefit if:

  • You are in employment
  • You have enough PRSI contributions.
  • Your spouse/partner/cohabitant is expecting a child, or has recently given birth
  • You have a completed PB2 from your employer, or if self employed, you have a completed PB3 from your Doctor

What will you be asked about ?

Your details

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

Employment details

Questions about your employment and your planned leave from employment

Spouse/partner/cohabitant details

Questions about your spouse/partner/cohabitant and the expected child

Paternity Benefit
Apply now You will need a MyGovID account . If you don't have one you can create one here.