To qualify for State Pension (Non-Contributory) you must:
- have a valid Personal Public Service Number (PPS No.),
- satisfy the Habitual Residence Condition (See note below),
- live in the State while getting this pension,
- be aged 66 or over,
- satisfy a means test.
Note: Habitual Residence is a condition which you must satisfy to qualify for certain social welfare assistance payments and Child Benefit. This condition took effect from 1 May 2004 and affects all applicants regardless of nationality.
For more information, log on to www.welfare.ie