How to assess your possible future State Pension Contributory entitlements


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The Department cannot provide information on possible future State Pension Contributory entitlements, or comment on individual pension planning enquiries.

To assist you in calculating what your future State pension entitlements may be it is recommended that along with your social insurance record you read the detailed information on the eligibility conditions and current payment rates for State pension Contributory in the frequently asked Questions and Answers

You can get a copy of your social insurance record as currently held by the Department posted out to you by requesting a copy:-

  • online via welfare.ie
  • by telephoning LoCall 1890 690 690 or + 353 1 471 5898 from outside the Republic of Ireland, or
  • by writing to:

The Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Client Eligibility Services
McCarter's Road
Ardarvan
Buncrana
Co. Donegal.

It is important to note that State pension entitlements will be assessed on the basis of the eligibility conditions applicable on the date the claimant reaches pension age.

Last modified:24/03/2014