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PRSI Contribution Categories

PRSI Contribution Classes

Different rates of contribution apply to different categories of employment. Each rate of PRSI contribution is given a special code and is called a Contribution Class. Each contribution class applies to certain categories of employees and provides cover for a different range of benefits.

For teachers, the current relevant contribution classes are as follows:

  • Class D: Permanent and temporary teachers (2.9%)
  • Class A: Permanent and temporary teachers appointed after 6 April, 1995 (6%)

Contribution Class D Benefits

Subject to satisfying the relevant contribution requirements, Class D contributors are insured for:

  • Widow's or Widower's (Contributory) Pension
  • Orphan's (Contributory) Allowance
  • Occupational Injuries Benefits
  • Bereavement Grant
  • Carer's Benefit

Contribution Class A Benefits

Subject to satisfying the relevant contribution requirements, Class A contributors are insured for:

  • Unemployment Benefit
  • Disability Benefit
  • Maternity Benefit
  • Adoptive Benefit
  • Health and Safety Benefit
  • Invalidity Pension
  • Widow's or Widower's (Contributory) Pension
  • Orphan's (Contributory) Allowance
  • Old Age (Contributory) Pension
  • Retirement Pension
  • Bereavement Grant
  • Treatment Benefit
  • Occupational Injuries Benefits
  • Carer's Benefit

The contribution requirements to establish eligibility for Class A benefits are stringent.