Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (471)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

471. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Social Protection the extent to which a person (details supplied) qualifies for maternity benefit or other payment; if other entitlements may exist in this case; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [7967/21]

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Written answers (Question to Social)

Maternity benefit is a payment made for 26 weeks to employed and self-employed women who satisfy certain PRSI contribution conditions based on their own social insurance record.

The person concerned does not qualify for maternity benefit at this time as she is not currently in employment and does not satisfy the required PRSI contribution conditions. She is advised to contact her local Intreo office to ascertain whether she qualifies for any other payment or allowance.

I hope this clarifies the position for the Deputy.