My contract of 16 months is ending at the end of November. During this time my employer has been deducting tax, PRSI etc and everything has been paid and up to date. The 2 odd years before this contract started I was not employed (travelling) but other than that I would have been paying PRSI stamps for all of my working life - I am 58 now. Post November I will be actively looking for further employment. My wife is currently employed and earning a good salary. Given these circumstances will I be able to claim any thing from social welfare??