What happens if I do not qualify for the standard rate State Pension (Contributory)?


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If you do not qualify for a standard rate (as on previous page) State Pension (Contributory), you may qualify for a pro-rata State Pension (Contributory). This is a lower rate State Pension (Contributory), but it is still based on your contributions. Pro-rata State Pension (Contributory) falls into two groups.

  • A Mixed insurance pro-rata State Pension (Contributory) is based on a mixture of full-rate and modified rate contributions.
  • An EU or Bilateral Agreement insurance pro-rata State Pension (Contributory) is based on a mixture of Irish contributions and contributions in an EU country or in a country with which Ireland has a Bilateral Agreement.

For more information, visit 'www.welfare.ie'.

Last modified:18/01/2010
 

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