Protection Facts

Entitlement to Social Insurance Benefits

Benefit Entitlement Class A
Employees
Class S
Self Employed & Company Directors
Jobseekers Benefit Yes No
Illness Benefit Yes No
Invalidity Pension Yes No
State Pension (Transition) Yes No
State Pension (Contributory) Yes Yes
Widow(er)’s contributory Pension Yes Yes

PRSI Rates and Benefits from January 2013

 

A1

S1

Employee

*4.0% on all income

 

4.0% on all income

Employer

10.75%

(incl. 0.7% Training levy)

Nil

* Employees earning less than €352 pw are exempt from PRSI. From 2014 PRSI will be payable on rental income, dividends and interest on deposits and savings (self employed already liable)In 2013 the minimum level of annual PRSI contribution from the self-employed increases from €253 to €500.

Weekly Benefits 2013

State Pension (Contributory)/(Transition) – Personal RatePersonal + Adult dependant over 66Personal + Adult dependant under 66

€230.30

€436.60

€383.80

Widow/Widowers Contributory Pension (under 66)

€193.50

Invalidity Pension– Personal RatePerson + Adult dependant under 66

€193.50

€331.60

Illness/Jobseekers Benefit– Personal RatePerson + Adult dependant

€188.00

€312.80

Increases for each Dependant Child– Old Age Retirement, Invalidity Pension Disability & Unemployment BenefitWidow/Widower’s Pension

€29.80

€29.80

€29.80

 From 1/1/2012, the first 36 days of Illness Benefit each year are no longer tax free.

 

Child Benefit (Children’s Allowance) 2013

1, 2 and 3rd  child:€ 130 per month per child [€1560 pa per child]

4th and subsequent child: 140 per month per child [2004pa per child]

 

Disclaimer: Eamon Porter trading as Aspire Wealth Management accepts no responsibility for any of the information contained herein. The information listed above was correct at the time of preparation (February 2013), and is based  on the Budget 2013 Statement – January 2013.

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