S.I. No. 38 of 2017

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Social Welfare (consolidated contributions and Insurability) (amendment) (no. 1) (Voluntary Contributions) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 38 of 2017)


(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

These Regulations provide for the extension of the time frame for application to become a voluntary contributor from twelve months from the end of the contribution year in which PRSI contributions were last paid or credited, to sixty months from the end of the contribution year in which such contributions were paid or credited.


These Regulations also provide that the revised time limits for payment of voluntary contributions shall be—

  • within twelve months of the date of issue of notification of the amount of voluntary contribution due, or
  • after such date, if the Minister is satisfied that there is good cause for late payment.

A number of other necessary consequential amendments, arising from the extension of the time frame, are also required to be made to the Social Welfare (Consolidated Contributions and Insurability) Regulations and these Regulations provide for the necessary changes.

Last modified:09/02/2017