State Pension (Contributory) will be calculated differently from 31st March 2018.

State pension contributory, pensioners, elderly change

New Total Contributions Approach (TCA) for state pensions

TCA means that a persons total social insurance contributions paid rather than when paid are taken into account when assessing heir entitlement to a state pension.

State pension and HomeCaring credit

A new HomeCaring Credit will provide credited contributions for up to 20 years of homemaking and caring duties.

Recalculation of State Pension

If you reached pension age after 1st September 2012, you will be invited by Department of Social Protection to have your pension recalculated under TCA by late 2018.

The first payments will be made in early 2019 backdated to 30th March 2018.