Irish/Japanese Social Security Agreement - SW129


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The effect of the Agreement means that these contributions retain a value to you even when you leave Japan. For instance, they can be combined with your Irish contributions and would be reckonable if you should need to claim an Irish Invalidity Pension or Widow(er)'s Pension within a few years of returning to Ireland. Similarly if you did not have enough Irish contributions for State Pension (Contributory) on reaching pension age, your Japanese contributions would be combined with your Irish contributions for this purpose. We advise therefore that you should retain the pension contributions and not seek the Lumpsum Withdrawal Payment for Foreigners.
Last modified:07/01/2011
 

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