If you are out of work due to illness then you are entitled to Illness Benefit as part of your P.R.S.I taxes
You can request the Med 1 certificate by emailing us at email@example.com or by filling the form below.
Even if you think you might not get a payment, you should request a Cert as a submitted certificate entitles you to PRSI ‘stamps’ which are needed for State Pension on retirement.
If you have Covid19 or have to isolate because of Covid-19 contact or testing then you are entitled to an accelerated and enhanced Illness Benefit Payment.
To apply for this benefit, which is payable from Day 1 of isolation (as opposed to the usual 6 day wait period for other illnesses), go to Department of Social Protection website and fill in their IB1 form.
You must also request a Medical Certificate of Illness (Med 1 form) from your GP.
The GP e-Cert is sent electronically to the Department.