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Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 13 January 2021

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Questions (572)

John Brady

Question:

572. Deputy John Brady asked the Minister for Social Protection if class S PRSI is considered to be compulsory insurance under Articles 8 and 12 of the Convention on Social Security between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland signed on 1 February 2019; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1027/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Chapter 3 of Part 2 of the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005 (as amended) requires all self-employed workers aged between 16 years and pensionable age (currently 66 years) with income of €5,000 or more per annum to pay social insurance contributions.  

The social insurance contributions paid by self-employed workers are categorised as class S.

For the purposes of Articles 8 and 12 of the Convention on Social Security between the Government of Ireland and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dated 1 February 2019, class S social insurance is compulsory insurance.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.

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