In an overhaul of the State pension, qualification ages will increase in phases over the coming years from 65 up to 68 years of age in 2028.

The State currently (2016) provides three types of retirement pension: State Pension (Transition), State Pension (Contributory) and State Pension (Non-Contributory).

State pension age is currently (2016) age 66, but this is changing in the coming years.

  • State Pension (Transition) is payable to people who reach age 65 (before 1 January 2014) and who have retired and satisfied certain PRSI conditions;

  • 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.



State pension payable from age:

i.e. for those born on or after:
















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