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Qualification for Carer’s Leave

To be eligible for leave the Employee must:

  • have completed one year of service, and
  • be approved by the Department of Social Protection to provide full-time care to the person requiring it. 

Without approval from the Department of Social Protection an Employee may not commence Carer’s leave.

Definition of a Relevant Person

A care recipient will be considered to be a ‘relevant person’ if he or she needs continual supervision and frequent assistance throughout the day in connection with normal bodily functions or needs continual supervision in order to avoid danger to themselves.