Older and retired people

Life Event Document Find out about the range of payments available, and link to a broader checklist of entitlements for older people.

State Pension (Contributory)
The State Pension (Contributory), previously called the Old Age (Contributory) Pension, is payable to people aged 66 and over who have worked and paid enough social insurance contributions.

State Pension (Non-Contributory)
The State Pension (Non-Contributory) previously called the Old Age Non-Contributory Pension is a means-tested payment available to people in Ireland aged 66 and over.

Early retirement
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

Payment for people who retire at 65
If you retire at 65, you may qualify for a new 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.

Centenarian Bounty
The Centenarian Bounty is a payment given to people resident in Ireland and certain Irish citizens living abroad when they reach the age of 100.