Under EU regulations it is generally the case that the country where you last paid social insurance is liable to consider your entitlement to sickness benefits.
For example a frontier worker resident in Ireland who becomes ill when working in Northern Ireland can qualify for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) or Employment & Support Allowance from the NI Social Security Agency.
Under aggregation rules previous Social Insurance paid in other European countries can be combined with PRSI or National Insurance Contributions to help qualify for social welfare benefits.
For further information please see the Department of Social Protection guide Your Social Security Rights in Ireland
- HMRC – Statutory Sick Pay
- NI Direct – Sick pay rights
- NI Direct – Employment and Support Allowance
- NI Direct – Ill or injured
- CAB Advice Guide – Benefits for people who are sick or disabled
- Department of Social Protection – Disability and Illness
- Citizens Information – Illness Benefit
- Citizens Information – Sick leave and sick pay
- Border People – Healthcare for Frontier Workers
- Border People – Invalidity Pension in Ireland
- Border People – Incapacity Benefit in Northern Ireland
Page last checked: April 2016
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