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State pensions

PRSI contributions

There are a variety of PRSI classes which determine the contribution payable by you and the benefits available to you.

Most people who are working pay Class A PRSI contributions and may be entitled to all the main social welfare benefits, including State pensions.

Self-employed pay Class S and are also entitled to State pensions.

Public servants who joined before 6 April 1995 pay modified PRSI contributions. People over the age of 66 or in receipt of an occupational pension are not liable for PRSI.