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Social Welfare and Pensions Bill 2013: Invalidity Pension Standardisation

Vote from 25/10/2013

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The rate of Invalidity Pension for people under age 65 is €193.50 while the rate for people aged over 65 is €230.30 – a reflection of the fact that “pension age” was previously 65 years. The State Pension age will be 66 years of age from 1 January 2014.

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The rate of Invalidity Pension for people under age 65 is €193.50 while the rate for people aged over 65 is €230.30 – a reflection of the fact that “pension age” was previously 65 years. The State Pension age will be 66 years of age from 1 January 2014.

To align the structure, the Invalidity Pension over-65 rate of €230.30 will be discontinued and from January, Invalidity Pension recipients who turn 65 will continue to receive €193.50.

On turning 66 years, Invalidity Pensioners will then get the full State Pension (Contributory) of €230.30 per week.

Invalidity Pensioners who are aged 65 before 2 January 2014 and are already on the weekly rate of €230.30 will not be affected by this measure, so there will be no reduction for anybody currently age 65 in receipt of Invalidity Pension.

A similar standardisation arrangement will apply to the Increase for a Qualified Adult which is paid in respect of the spouse or partner of Invalidity Pensioners. The weekly rate of payment will be €138.10 for qualified adults who reach age 66 on or after 2 January 2014.

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