Asking on behalf of a relative. Has been working full time for 30 years, and was made redundant in November. During that full time employment also did some self employed work. Returned F11 each year for this. On application to DSP for JSB was refused on the basis of self employment. Can anyone tell me why this is so? Paid full PRSI on FT employment up to date of redundancy. I can understand if someone was fully self employed and paying the lower PRSI rate for that, but to have paid full PRSI all along, and NO benefits. Seems unfair to me. DSP office adamant no payment whilst self employed. Self employment is one night a week only and minimal income from it. The self employment has also dried up now. Awful situation for family. Any advice most welcome. Thank you.