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What a PRSI refund is

You can apply for a Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) refund if the wrong PRSI rate has been paid from your wages or income.

Applications can be made for the last 4 complete tax years.

How to qualify

You may be due a PRSI refund if:

  • you were over 66 when you worked
  • you were under 16 when you worked
  • PRSI was paid on your full salary while you were getting Illness, Paternity, Maternity or Adoptive Benefit

For more examples see the related guidelines.

Apply

If you're an employee

For employees, the quickest way to apply is online.

You can apply on MyWelfare.ie.

To do this you must register for a Public Services Card (PSC) and connect your mobile phone with this card.

For certain types of refund, additional documents are required. These can be uploaded with your online application.

If you cannot use the online system, you can download and complete an application form for Employee Refund of PRSI contributions (PRSI REF1).

Application form for Employee Refund of PRSI contributions (PRSI REF1)

Download

Completed forms can be posted to:

PRSI Refunds

Phone:
Address:
Department of Social and Family Affairs, Gandon House, Amiens Street, Dublin 1

If you're an employer

Employers who want to apply for a refund on behalf of themselves or employees can download and complete an application form for Employer Refund of PRSI contributions (PRSI REF2).

Application form for Employer Refund of PRSI contributions (PRSI REF2)

Download

Completed forms can be posted to:

PRSI Refunds

Phone:
Address:
Department of Social and Family Affairs, Gandon House, Amiens Street, Dublin 1

Operational Guidelines

Operational Guidelines: PRSI - PRSI Refunds Section.