TN 1 (01-03)
GN 01735.125 Eligibility for Irish Benefits under the Agreement
A. Policy – General
The agreement provides that Ireland will count a worker’s U.S. coverage when determining eligibility for Irish benefits if the worker:
Is not insured based on Irish coverage alone, and
Has at least 52 weeks of Irish coverage.
B. Policy – Crediting U.S. coverage
Ireland will credit 13 weeks of Irish coverage for each U.S. quarter of coverage. However, Ireland will not credit any week that is already credited as a week of coverage under the Irish system.