Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Questions (150)

Seán Haughey

Question:

150. Deputy Seán Haughey asked the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection if contributions paid by claimants for the State pension (contributory) after their 65th birthday are reckonable in determining the rate of payment; the reason for same; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [41268/19]

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Written answers (Question to Employment)

The State pension age is currently 66 years of age. This will increase to 67 in 2021 and to 68 in 2028. The State pension (contributory) is a PRSI based payment. Under Social Welfare Legislation, qualification for the scheme is based on the social insurance record of the person concerned up to their 66th birthday.

I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.