What PRSI contributions do I need to qualify for free Dental Check-up?

At Shandon Dental we offer a free dental check-up and a €10 cleaning for those who qualify under their PRSI once a year. But what contributions must a patient have made to qualify?

Below is a summary of what is required. By contacting us with your PRSI number and date of birth we can check this for you.

PRSI contributions for free Dental Check-up

PRSI Contribution conditions

You must have paid Class A, E, P, H or S social insurance contributions. The amount of social insurance you need depends on your age.

(1) Aged under 21

If you are aged under 21, you may qualify if you have paid at least 39 contributions at any time.

(2) Aged 21-24

Between these ages you may qualify if you have paid at least 39 contributions and at least 39 paid or credited in the governing contribution year. (2019 is the governing contribution year for claims made in 2021)

Or

26 paid contributions in each of the second and third last contribution years. For claims made in 2021, the second last contribution year is 2019 and the third last contribution year is 2018.

(3) Aged 25-65

From the age of 25 onwards, you must have –

At least 260 paid contributions and at least 39 paid or credited contributions in the governing contribution year. (2019 is the governing contribution year for claims made in 2021)

Or

26 paid contributions in each of the second and third last contribution years. For claims made in 2021, the second last contribution year is 2019 and the third last contribution year is 2018.

(4) Aged 66 and over

There are special rules for people aged 66 and over. To qualify, you must have:

260 PRSI contributions paid at any time and 39 paid or credited contributions in the relevant tax year or the year immediately before it. The relevant tax year is the second last completed tax year before reaching 66 years of age. (For example, if you were 66 in 2015, the relevant tax year is 2013.)

Or

260 PRSI contributions paid at any time and 26 paid contributions in both the relevant tax year and the year immediately before it. The relevant tax year is the second last completed tax year before reaching 66 years of age. (For example, if you were 66 in 2015, the relevant tax year is 2013.)

There are exemptions which can be found and further rules if drawing the state pension which can be found here. https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/social_welfare/social_welfare_payments/disability_and_illness/treatment_benefit_scheme.html

Spouse, civil partner or cohabitant, a spouse, civil partner or cohabitant may, of course, qualify in their own right if they have enough social insurance contributions.

If your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant does not have enough social insurance contributions he/she may still qualify on your social insurance record. To do this, you must qualify for Treatment Benefit and your spouse, civil partner or cohabitant must be dependent on you.

Spouse, civil partner or cohabitant conditions

A dependent spouse, civil partner or cohabitant must:

Have a gross income of €100 or less per week. If earning more than €100 per week, he/she must have been dependent on you before entering or resuming insurable employment (at Class A, E, H, P or S).
Not be getting a social welfare payment (except Disablement Pension, Supplementary Welfare Allowance, Carer’s Benefit or Child Benefit). If getting Carer’s Allowance or State Pension (Non-Contributory), he/she can qualify if he/she was dependent on you immediately before getting the Allowance or Pension.

If an insured person dies and the dependent spouse or civil partner was entitled to benefit at the time of the death, they retain entitlement for as long as they remain widowed or a surviving civil partner.

To check if your qualified don’t hesitate to contact us on (021) 4305569 email info@shandondental.ie
Or https://www.shandondental.ie/contact-us/