Social welfare in Ireland – rates of payment

For the most up to date list of social security payments please visit the following pages on the Department of Social Protection website – publications.

The pages also contain the percentage rates of Pay-Related Social Insurance (PRSI) contributions for employees, employers and for self-employed people.

Please note that the tables contained in these pages and booklets for some of the means-tested payments are not exhaustive and the relevant rate should be checked with the section of the Department dealing with that payment.

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Page last checked: March 2016

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