Illness Benefit Certification
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
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.
To apply for this benefit you need to fill in Social Welfare IB1 form which we have available here in the surgery
You must also request a Medical Certificate of Illness (Med 1 form) from your GP.
The e-Cert is sent electronically to the Department.
You can request the Med 1 certificate using the form below.
Certs will only be issued following an initial review by your GP.
The E-Cert sent covers the totality of the illness and no ‘First, Middle or Final' cert is sent