How do I qualify?


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You will qualify for State Pension (Transition) if you:

  • are aged 65,
  • are retired from insurable employment ( see note), and
  • satisfy certain social insurance contribution conditions.

Note:
You do not need to give up employment completely. You can be employed part-time and earn less than €38 a week paying PRSI at Class J or earn less than €5,000 a year if you are self-employed.

The retirement condition no longer applies on reaching age 66 as you will automatically transfer to State Pension (Contributory).

You will qualify for State Pension (Contributory) if you:

  • are aged 66 or over, and
  • satisfy certain social insurance contribution conditions.

You can continue to work full-time after age 66 and collect your State Pension (Contributory).

If you are getting the maximum rate of Invalidity Pension, you will automatically transfer to State Pension (Contributory) when you are aged 66. The amount of pension you get will not change.

Last modified:24/01/2012
 

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