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?
Questions about you, your address, any children and your relationship status.
Questions about your employment and your planned leave from employment.
Questions about your spouse/partner/cohabitant and the expected child.