The Senior Citizen Guidebook brings together practical advice and information to encourage and support older people living the local community. Produced by Home Instead Senior Care with the support of Age Action, Age and Opportunity and Nursing Homes Ireland, the guidebook provides a comprehensive overview of ageing issues and supports available in Ireland.
Information in the guidebook include a detailed list of Allowances and Entitlements for older people such as this outline of available pensions payments available. Call 1890 989 755 to order a complimentary copy of the Senior Citizen Guidebook or download a copy.
State Pension (Non-Contributory) in 2014
State Pension (Non-Contributory)
Rate per week (maximum)
Personal rate, aged 66 and under 80
Personal rate, aged 80+
Increase for aqualified adult
Increase for aqualified child
State Pension (Contributory) rates for people who qualify for pensions from 1 September 2012
Yearly average PRSI contributions
Personal rate per week
Increase for a qualified adult (under 66)
Increase for a qualified adult (aged 66 and over)
48 or over
40 – 47
30 – 39
20 – 29
15 – 19
10 - 14
*Increase for qualified adults are means-tested and payments (see adults dependants below).
From 1 September 2012, the rate band 20-47 was replaced by the bands 20-29, 30-39 and 40-47.
State Pensions (Contributory) rates for people who qualified for pensions before 1 September 2012
20 – 47
15 - 19
You are automatically paid an extra allowance of €10 per week when you reach 80 years of age. This increase is not paid to qualified adults. The Living Alone Increase may be payable to people who live completely alone. You may also be eligible for other benefits. Find out more about medical cards, the Household Benefits Package and Fuel Allowance from the Department of Social Protection. LoCall 1890 500 000 for more information.
Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s (Contributory) Pension
Widow/widower/surviving civil partner (under 60)
Widow/widower/surviving civil partner (aged 66 and under 80)
Widow/widower/surviving civil partner (aged 80 and over)
Increase for qualified child
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