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Ireland

  • Basic country data

  • Population over 60 in 2010:
  • 739,614 (16%)
  • Projected population over 60 in 2050:
  • 2,345,042 (35%)
  • Income of country:
  • High income: OECD
  • Social pension?
  • Yes
  • Scheme information

  • Scheme information: State Pension (Non-Contributory)
  • Year introduced:
  • 1909
  • Monthly pension benefit:
  • 876 Euros (940 US$)
  • 25.63 % of average income
  • 1895 % of international poverty line
  • Age of eligiblity:
  • 66.0
  • Targeting:
  • Means-tested
  • % of population over 60 covered:
  • 11%
  • Total cost:
  • 0.50% of GDP

Resources on the pension in Ireland

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