Is my payment affected if I go to live outside the state?


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Blind Pension is not normally paid outside the state. However, if you go to live in Northern Ireland, and were getting Blind Pension immediately before you moved, your
pension can continue to be paid for up to 5 years or until you get a similar payment from the relevant authority there if sooner.
 
If you are leaving the State you should tell the Department, not the financial institution or the post office where you receive your payment. When you return here to live you should re-apply immediately for your pension.
Last modified:31/01/2013
 

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