What happens if I do not qualify for the standard rate State Pension (Transition)


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If you do not qualify for a standard rate ( in section 6) State Pension (Transition), you may qualify for a pro-rata State Pension (Transition). This is a lower rate of State Pension (Transition) but it is still based on your contributions. Prorata State Pension (Transition) fall into two groups.

  • A mixed insurance pro-rata State Pension (Transition) is based on a mixture of full-rate and modified rate contributions.
  • An EU or Bilateral Agreement insurance pro-rata State Pension (Transition) is based on a mixture of Irish contributions and contributions in an EU country or in a country with which Ireland has a Bilateral Agreement.

For more information, log on to 'www.welfare.ie'.

Last modified:15/01/2010
 

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