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:

  1. Is not insured based on Irish coverage alone, and

  2. 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.

C. References


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GN 01735.125 - Eligibility for Irish Benefits under the Agreement - 04/21/2014
Batch run: 04/21/2014
Rev:04/21/2014