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Carer's Leave

Chapter 10 (pdf, 586 kb)

Please note, the circulars referenced in this section have been superseded by Chapter Ten of the DES publication Terms and Conditions for Registered Teachers in Recognised Primary and Post Primary schools (Edition 2)

July 2017

1. Provisions of scheme as per:

a) Link to DES Circular letter 05/2003

b) Appendix A - Table of Pay Deduction during Summer Period


2. Application Form - Carer's Leave

a) Form to BOM

b) CARB 1 to Department of Social Protection


3. Carer's Benefit

Social Welfare Information


4. Carer's Leave Act 2001

5. Carer's Leave Cover

Carer’s Leave: Changes to the process for payment of a replacement teacher for Carer’s Leave absence.

From 1 September, 2016, a non-casual substitute teacher will be employed to cover a Carer’s Leave absence and will be paid through the Online Claims System. Prior to these changes, a teacher on Carer’s Leave was replaced by a temporary teacher. This new arrangement has been welcomed by INTO as a positive change for teachers covering carer’s leave as it ensures appropriate holiday pay for these teachers. For information on calculating your non-casual rate of pay, please visit our Substitute Teachers Salary page.

With effect from the commencement of the 2016/2017 school year, schools should submit claims for the substitute through OLCS. It will no longer be necessary to complete an appointment form for the replacement teacher for Carer’s Leave.

If an appointment form had already been forwarded to the Primary Teachers Payroll Section of the Department for a replacement teacher effective from the start of the 2016/2017 school year, it will be returned to the school so that the school can submit the claim for the substitute teacher through OLCS.