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State Pension (Transition)


State Pension (Transition) is a social insurance payment made to people reaching age 65, who are retired and who satisfy certain social insurance conditions. The pension (personal rate) is not means tested or affected by other income you may have such as an occupational pension. This pension is taxable but you are unlikely to pay tax if it is your only income. State Pension (Transition) was previously known as Retirement Pension.


State Pension (Contributory)


State Pension (Contributory) is a social insurance payment made to people age 66 or over who satisfy certain social insurance contribution conditions. The pension (personal rate) is not means-tested or affected by other income you may have such as an occupational pension.This pension is taxable but you are unlikely to pay tax if it is your only income. State Pension (Contributory) was previously known as Old Age Contributory Pension.

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State Pension (Non-Contributory)


The State Pension (Non-Contributory) is a means-tested payment for people aged 66 or over who do not qualify for State Pension (Contributory) based on their social insurance record.This pension is taxable but you are unlikely to pay tax if it is your only income. State Pension (Non-Contributory) was previously known as Old Age Non-Contributory Pension.


Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory) Pension


Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory) Pension is a payment for widows and widowers who satisfy certain social insurance conditions based on either their own or that of their late spouse. It is not means-tested and so is not affected by other income you might have such as earnings, an occupational pension or a pension from your late spouse's employment.This pension is taxable but you are unlikely to pay tax if it is your only income.


Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Non-Contributory) Pension


This webpage is the scheme information page for Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Non-Contributory) Pension Scheme which was published by the Department of Social and Family Affairs, Ireland.


Living Alone Increase


The Increase for Living Alone is paid to people who mainly live alone and get certain payments from the Department of Social and Family Affairs. If you qualify, you get the increase with your social welfare payments each week.


Blind Pension


Blind Pension is for blind people and certain people with low vision. To prove that you have low vision or are blind, you must be registered with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. Otherwise, you must present an eyesight report from an ophthalmic surgeon or an optometrist that will satisfy the Department that you are blind or have low vision.


Invalidity Pension


Invalidity Pension is a payment for people who are permanently incapable of work because of illness or incapacity and who satisfy the Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) contribution conditions.This pension is taxable but you are unlikely to pay tax if it is your only income.


Homemaker's Scheme


The Homemaker's Scheme makes it easier for a homemaker to qualify for the State Pension (Contributory). A homemaker, for the purposes of the Homemaker’s Scheme (which was introduced from 6 April 1994), is a man or woman who provides full-time care for a child under age 12 or an ill or disabled person aged 12 or over.


Last modified:26/09/2012
 

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