Home   News   Find Out How To Protect your Social Insurance Record while Overseas

Find Out How To Protect your Social Insurance Record while Overseas

Capture
0 Flares 0 Flares ×

Janet Horner chats about maintaining your PRSI credits while away.

Returning from volunteering overseas can be a very stressful time, trying to re-establish your life at home and move on from your time overseas.

As Comhlámh’s Information and Support Officer I meet many returned volunteers who face short-term and long-term problems in relation to their social welfare entitlements. Many recently returned volunteers need to access unemployment, illness or maternity benefit but struggle to do so as there is a gap in their PRSI record from their time overseas. Those who were overseas for longer periods of time and are now approaching state pension age can find that their pension entitlement is less due to this gap in their record. For those who have been overseas for really long periods of time, they can even struggle to access any pension entitlement at all. This can leave people in a very challenging and difficult situation.

Thinking about your PRSI record before going overseas is really important. Having a full PRSI record means that you are entitled to claim various social welfare supports should you need them on return. The VDW Scheme is a free scheme to avail of that ensures that volunteers and development workers are protected in their social welfare and state pension entitlements as far as possible. Whether or not you expect to need social welfare supports on your return it is worthwhile filling in the simple form before you go overseas (and asking your sending agency to do the same) to ensure that your rights are protected and that you will not face any additional stress. All you need to do then is just let us know when you have returned and we will ensure that your record is brought up to date.

You can find out more about the scheme here and download an application form. There are some conditions attached to the scheme so if you have any questions do get in touch.



20 comments

  1. I spent four years trying EVERYTHING in Online Dating, and through a huge amount of trial and error, I produced a system that I will share for you. This book will take you, step by step, through everything you need to know to double, triple or even quadruple the number of women you meet online.

    http://deal79.com/best-dating-places-for-boys/

  2. I spent four years trying EVERYTHING in Online Dating, and through a huge amount of trial and error, I produced a system that I will share for you. This book will take you, step by step, through everything you need to know to double, triple or even quadruple the number of women you meet online.

    http://deal79.com/best-dating-places-for-boys/

  3. hey there and thank you for your information – I have certainly picked up anything new from right here.
    I did however expertise several technical issues using
    this web site, since I experienced to reload the site lots of times
    previous to I could get it to load correctly.
    I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I’m
    complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will very frequently affect your
    placement in google and could damage your high quality score if advertising and marketing
    with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out for
    much more of your respective fascinating content. Make sure you update this again very soon.

    my web blog :: Daisy Bead Bracelets Kids Fun Girls Activity – 12 pk

  4. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement?

    My site has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it looks
    like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my
    permission. Do you know any ways to help prevent content from being ripped off?
    I’d certainly appreciate it.

    My blog – ทาง เข้า ดา ฟา เบ ท

  5. Your style is really unique compared to other folks I’ve read
    stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you’ve got
    the opportunity, Guess I’ll just bookmark this web site.

    Have a look at my web page Start Dropshipping

  6. A person necessarily lend a hand to make seriously articles I’d state.
    That is the first time I frequented your web page and thus far?

    I surprised with the research you made to create
    this actual publish amazing. Fantastic job!

    My webpage types of casino games

  7. Howdy! I realize this is kind of off-topic however I had
    to ask. Does running a well-established website such as yours take a large amount of work?

    I am brand new to blogging however I do write in my journal
    every day. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my personal experience and views online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of suggestions or tips for
    new aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!

    My site – ảnh bóng đá việt nam

  8. Superb post but I was wondering if you could write a
    litte more on this subject? I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a
    little bit further. Kudos!

    Here is my site; online Casino

  9. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your website provided us with valuable info to work on. You
    have done a formidable job and our entire community will be grateful to
    you.

    Feel free to surf to my web page; using gcash online casinos


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 0 Flares ×