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To qualify for most social insurance payments, you must first have a certain number of PRSI contributions paid since you started work. Find out which years count as benefit and contribution years for social welfare purposes.
A credited social insurance contribution is a contribution given to you and recorded on your social insurance record. This page explains the rules on credited contributions for students, carers, homemakers, voluntary development workers and people who retire early.