Social security provisions have been in force in EU law for more than 30 years. They are included in Regulations (EC) 883/2004 and 987/2009. More information is available on the website of the Ministry of Social Welfare. You should receive the U1 (formerly E301) and E104 forms if you leave an EU country in which you have worked. These forms are available from the relevant social security agency in the country where you come from and contain information about your social security certificate. Form E104 is required if you are claiming sickness benefits and the U1 form is required for unemployment benefits. You can check whether you can receive an « A1 portable document » or whether you should pay social security contributions abroad. The way you live depends on your life: if you are normally independent in a country that has a valid social security contract with the UK and you will also be self-employed in the UK, you may not be obliged to pay uk NICs. Instead, you can stay in your home country. To apply for a social assistance allowance, you should complete the appropriate application form and refer it to the Ministry of Social Protection. The return address is printed on the application form.
The Ministry of Social Protection then asks for your social contribution history n.V. directly to the other Member State or the foreign institution. As a general rule, you pay social security contributions in the EEA country where you work instead of social security. This means that if you complete or complete an Irish Social Security payment request, you will be asked in a section of the application form if you have ever been employed in another EU country than Ireland. Long-term payments ask you if you have ever been employed in an EU country or in a country with which Ireland has a bilateral social security agreement. If you have worked in more than one country with which Ireland has a bilateral social security agreement, your right to an Irish social security payment will be assessed separately under each agreement. Contributions under various bilateral agreements cannot be merged, each must be calculated separately. The calculation that provides the highest amount is paid. There is a list of countries with which the UK has GOV.UK social security agreements.
You can contact the International Pension Centre for more information on the situation when you enter such a country. Bilateral social security agreements are of the utmost importance for pensioners who, after working in one of the aforementioned countries, retire to Ireland. Articles 44 to 49 of the ESC Regulation 883/2004 (pdf) specify how foreign social security contributions are calculated for the disability pension. Migrants sent to Britain on behalf of a country with which the UK has a bilateral social security agreement may not be required to pay social security contributions (NICs) in accordance with the terms of the agreement. We`ll explain below. You can continue to pay social insurance if you stay abroad for up to 2 years. This means that you do not have to pay social security contributions abroad. If you have worked in Ireland and one or more EU Member States, your social security contributions from any EU Member State can be added to your Irish social security contributions to qualify you for one of the social benefits listed below.