How does the pension recalculation work?
Pension recalculation is for pensions awarded after the 1st of September 2012. If you were awarded a pension after this date you may be entitled to a higher rate of pay. You may also benefit from new HomeCaring Periods if you were out of work to provide care for someone in the past or stayed at home to mind children.
Who qualifies to get a pension recalculation?
You can get a pension recalculation if:
- You are 66 years of age or older
- You have been awarded a State Contributory Pension
- You are not already on the maximum pension rate which is €243.30 per week
- You were born after 01 September 1946
What will you be asked about?
You may be asked for information about:
Questions about you and your circumstances while you were caring for someone else
Details about anyone you cared for
You will be asked if you were ever the primary carer for someone else. If you were, you will need that person's details such as their Date of Birth/Mothers maiden name/ PPSN.
Details about the level of care you provided to someone
If you did care for someone, you will be asked questions to establish the level of care you provided