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I live in a border area of Northern Ireland. I have worked

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I live in a border area of Northern Ireland. I have worked for many years in Northern Ireland and in the Republic of Ireland, paying social security in both jurisdictions. I am 68. I am receiving my old-age pension from the UK, but not yet from the Republic.
Am I entitled to an old-age pension from the Republic?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

You need to check with the Department of Social Protection whether or not you are eligible to claim a state pension in the Republic:

The official advice is as follows:

Questions about your eligibility for a State Pension (Contributory) should be addressed to your local social welfare office or:

 

 

Department of Social Protection

Social Welfare Services
College Road
Sligo
Ireland

Opening Hours:This office does not offer a service to personal callers. All queries must be made using the online enquiry form, by telephone or in writing.
Tel:(071) 915 7100
Locall:1890 500 000
Homepage: http://www.welfare.ie/

You can email the State Pension (Contributory) section using the secure enquiry form. If you wish to talk to someone face-to-face about your pension entitlements, you can visit your local Citizens Information centre, social welfare local office or Intreo centre.

Questions about your social insurance record should be addressed to:

 

 

PRSI Records

Department of Social Protection
McCarter's Road
Ardaravan
Buncrana
Donegal
Ireland

Tel:(01) 471 5898
Locall:1890 690 690
Homepage: http://www.welfare.ie/


From April 2012 late claims for contributory pensions can be backdated for a maximum of 6 months. This applies to State Pension (Contributory and Transition) and Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory) Pension. Read more in our document about late claims.

The above information appears here:

http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/State-Pension-Contributory.aspx#ld1a9a

Hope this helps