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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
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