This helps us to improve your experience. You can find out more about the cookies we use in our
Cookie notice. You can also read our
You can accept all cookies or you can chose which cookies to accept or reject. You can change your cookie
preferences at any time by using the My cookie preferences link
at the bottom of each page.
Cookies used by Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to measure how you use the website so we can improve it. We have configured
Google Analytics to anonymise your IP address so that you are not personally identified. We gather
How you got to the site
The pages you visit on citizensinformation.ie, and how long you spend on each page
Entitlements to state payments of people who retire early, whether through redundancy or by choosing early retirement and the measures they should take to ensure they retain entitlement to long-term pensions
If you retire at 65, you may qualify for a benefit payment until you reach 66. The payment is similar to Jobseeker’s Benefit, but you don’t need to be looking for work or sign on at your local Intreo centre.
You can start to claim your State Pension (Contributory) at any age between 66 and 70. This page explains who can defer (delay) their State Pension (Contributory), rates for different age groups, and how to apply.