Thursday, 1 February 2018

Questions (325)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

325. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection her views on a matter (details supplied) regarding PRSI contributions; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [5083/18]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The person referred to by the Deputy was a public servant. Under social welfare legislation any additional employment undertaken by an individual employed in the public or civil service and who pays the modified rate of PRSI is specified as being subsidiary employment only and not as the principal means of livelihood.

The social insurance record for this individual shows a full record of contributions paid at the modified rate during the period in question.

Therefore, the additional employment undertaken is this case is considered to be subsidiary in nature and the correct class of PRSI is class J. Such employment is insurable for occupational injury benefit only.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.