|PRSI INFORMATION (Pay Related Social Insurance)|
It falls within the remit of the Payroll
Office to deduct and remit PRSI (Pay Related Social
Insurance) in respect of employees of UCD.
The Dept. of Social & Family Affairs is responsible for all aspects of Social Welfare administration in Ireland. Full details are available from www.welfare.ie.
PRSI (Pay Related Social Insurance)
usually in the form of an employee and employer contribution, is
calculated on a percentage basis of reckonable earnings (gross
pay less pre-tax deductions plus notional pay).
What is generally referred to as PRSI is
actually made up of two components, the Social Insurance element
and the Health Contribution element.
The Social Insurance element funds Social
Welfare payments and is payable by both the employee and the
percentage payable is determined by the relevant PRSI Class
applied to each individual record.
Please refer to Rates
A ceiling of €75,036 (2010) cumulative reckonable earnings is
currently applicable to employee PRSI contributions.
The Health Contribution Levy is payable to the Dept. of Health & Children and goes towards the funding of the Health Service. The Health Contribution Levy is a flat 4% and is payable once weekly earnings exceed €500 per week or monthly equivalent. There is no ceiling on the Health Contribution Levy.
(Personal Public Service Number)
The Dept. of Social & Family Affairs are responsible for the administration of PPS Numbers.
A PPSN is a number unique to each individual which identifies that person to all state agencies and other authorised organisations.
You must provide UCD with your PPSN in order to receive payment.
Please click here to be referred to Dept. of Social & Family Affairs official website where you can find detailed information on the PPSN.
is collected under different Classes, each of which is further
divided into sub-classes, which are determined by the level of
reckonable earnings payable in a payperiod.
Class of PRSI applied to an individual record is determined by
the date of joining UCD and whether the income payable from UCD
is a salary/wages payment or a payment resulting from the
Occupational Pension Fund.
classes applied are A, D, K, J, and M.
the context of UCD PRSI is applied as follows:
For details of Rates of Contribution and more detailed information on Classes of PRSI please see Social Welfare Leaflet SW14.
An annual ceiling of €75,036 (2010) cumulative reckonable earnings is currently applied to PRSI Social Insurance element. Once cumulative earnings within the tax year reach €75,036, only the Health Contribution Levy element of 4% is payable until the end of the tax year.
individual’s PRSI Class is determined on Payroll so that it
will automatically default to the correct sub-class within each
class on the basis of reckonable earnings within the payperiod.
situations where earnings fluctuate and the total annual
reckonable pay does not exceed €18,304, the employee
may claim a refund of any 2% Health Contribution Levy paid
during the course of the year.
must be addressed to:
Dept. of Social & Family Affairs,
Tel: + 353 1 673 2566
is Subsidiary Employment?
which is regarded as being of a subsidiary nature is insurable
under Class J.
Subsidiary employment status is applied to individuals
who’s employment in UCD is not their main source of employment
and they are insurable under Class B,C,D or H in their
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