April 25, 2023
You can reach the Paternity Benefit Section in Ireland through post, email, or phone. Read on for the Paternity Benefit contact details.
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The contact numbers for Ireland’s Paternity Benefit Section are (01) 471 5898 and 0818 690690.
Let’s explore how to contact the Paternity Benefit Section, whether to request an application form or get further information.
Here’s how you can contact the Paternity Benefit Section of Ireland’s Department of Social Protection (DSP).
Paternity Benefit Section
Department of Social Protection
Contact numbers: (01) 471 5898, 0818 690690
Email: [email protected]
Apply for Paternity Benefit at least four weeks before your paternity leave begins (12 weeks if you’re self-employed). You could lose the benefit if you don’t apply within 26 weeks of your child’s birth or adoption placement.
Paternity Benefit (per the Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016) is a social welfare payment for employees or self-employed people who:
Are the birth father, parent of a donor-conceived child, civil partner or cohabitant of the mother of the child, or the relevant parent in the case of adoptions
Take paternity leave (not adoptive leave)
Have enough social insurance or PRSI contributions (Class A, E, H, and S)
Need further information on Paternity Benefit?
Read our in-depth guide on Paternity Benefit eligibility and entitlements in Ireland.
Learn how to apply for Paternity Benefit online — you’ll need to apply at MyWelfare.ie, which requires a MyGovID account, Public Services Card, and Personal Public Service number.
Download the relevant Paternity Benefit forms. (Psst… you’ll need the PB1 form and either the PB2 form (Employer Certificate for Paternity Benefit) or PB3 form (Medical Certificate for Paternity Benefit).
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