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State pensions

State pension age

The State currently (2019) provides two types of retirement pension: State Pension (Contributory) and State Pension (Non-Contributory). State pension age is currently age 66, but this is changing in the coming years.

  • State Pension (Contributory) is payable at age 66 (age 67 from 2021, age 68 from 2028) to people who have satisfied certain PRSI conditions; and
  • State Pension (Non-Contributory) is payable at age 66 (age 67 from 2021, age 68 from 2028) as a means-tested pension for those who do not qualify for the State Pension (Contributory) based on their PRSI contribution record.
 
YearState pension payable from age:i.e. for those born on or after:
20146601-Jan-49
20216701-Jan-55
20286801-Jan-61