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Government of Ireland Apply for Invalidity Pension :

Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Invalidity Pension
Country : Ireland
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What is Invalidity Pension?

Invalidity Pension is a weekly payment to people who cannot work because of a long-term illness or disability and are covered by social insurance (PRSI). Invalidity Pension is taxable. Depending on your circumstances, some or all of your Invalidity Pension payment may be liable to income tax. The department pays Invalidity Pension, without deducting tax. The department does, however, notify Revenue of the taxable amount of Invalidity Pension to be taken into account for income tax purposes.

Related / Similar Status : Government of Ireland Apply for Incapacity Supplement

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How To Qualify For Invalidity Pension?

To qualify you must satisfy both medical and social insurance (PRSI) conditions.

Medical criteria:
To qualify you must:
** have been incapable of work for at least 12 months and be likely to be incapable of work for at least another 12 months.
** be permanently incapable of work (in certain cases of very serious illness or disability, you can transfer directly from another social welfare payment or from your job to Invalidity Pension).

Social Insurance Contributions Criteria:
Only class A, E, H and S contributions count for Invalidity Pension.

To get Invalidity Pension you must have at least:
** 260 weeks of paid PRSI contributions since entering social insurance and
** 48 weeks of paid or credited PRSI contributions in the last OR second-last complete contribution year before the relevant date.

** The relevant date is established based on the date of commencement of permanent incapacity for work.
** You cannot use voluntary contributions to satisfy the contribution conditions for Invalidity Pension.
** A Deciding Officer will examine your claim and decide on your entitlement based on the qualifying conditions outlined above.

How To Apply for Invalidity Pension?

To Apply for Invalidity Pension, Follow the below steps

You can also get this form at your local:
** Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Branch Office
** Citizens Information Centre

Application Link :

Return your completed application form with any supporting documents to:
Invalidity Pension Claims Section

Social Welfare Services, Government Buildings, Ballinalee Road, Longford, Co. Longford, N39 E4E0

Email: Invgenenq [AT] welfare [DOT] ie

Phone number:
043 3340000
0818 927770

Payment Rate of Invalidity Pension

The Payment Rate of Invalidity Pension are given below,

If income from your spouse or partner is below a certain level, you can get an increase in payment. This is called an increase for a qualified adult.

You can also get an increase for a qualified child if:
** your child lives with you, in the State, and
** is the correct age for the payment

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