Abatement of annual subscriptions 2021

You may be entitled to a reduced annual subscription if you are on a reduced salary due to part-time working, maternity leave etc., or are unremunerated due to redundancy, illness or minding children or other family members.

Other categories where abatement may apply include voluntary work and being in full time education.

Criteria for reduced subscriptions

Reduced rates are based on income and members must state the reason for the reduction in income. “Income” means all income of the applicant, whether earned or unearned, from all sources.  If a member’s income exceeds €40,000/£27,400 he/she will not be eligible for a reduction.

In general, applications should be supported by documentary evidence. Suggested evidence is:

  • Letter from organisation (GOAL, CONCERN etc.) for voluntary overseas work
  • Letter from university/college confirming that you are registered as a full-time student
  • Letter from Department of Social Welfare confirming unemployment
  • Letter from company confirming level of income
  • Confirmations of career break reason e.g. minding children or other dependent

Please note: your subscription reduction cannot be approved without the relevant supporting documentation.

To be eligible for a reduction in the annual subscription, a member must pay their own subscription fee and not be reimbursed by their company/firm, and make a declaration to this effect.

Applications must be received by 31 March in the year which the subscription applies and no application will be considered in respect of previous years.

The deadline for completed applications is 31 March 2021.

Please fill in the below contact form to confirm eligibility for an abatement application, one of our abatement team members will be in contact with you in relation to setting up your online application.

Full name here
Member number here
Please confirm that your annual income is below €40,000/£27,400 and that your employer does not pay or contribute towards your subscription fee:
What type of abatement do you wish to apply for:

Once eligibility has been confirmed you will receive an email advising you that your online application is available and instructions on how to complete and submit it. It is a simple five step application and please be advised that all applications do require supporting documentation. The documentation requirements can be viewed here.

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