To qualify for State Pension (Non-Contributory) you must:
- satisfy the Habitual Residence Condition (
See note below),
- live in the State while getting this pension,
- be aged 66 or over,
- have a valid Personal Public Service Number (PPS No.), and
- satisfy a means test.
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.
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