Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (606)

Bernard Durkan

Question:

606. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if a person (details supplied) is eligible as part of the review process for those affected by the 2012 contributory pension changes; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [4993/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

In January 2018, the Government announced a new calculation method for state pension (contributory) and the introduction of new HomeCaring Periods for people born on or after 1 September 1946, who were awarded state pension (contributory) based on reduced post Budget 2012 rate bands.

As the date of birth of the person concerned is before 1 September 1946, the person is not included in the pension review.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.