Dáil debates

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

2:50 pm

Photo of Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Dublin West, Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

-----but funding for respite care will feature in the HSE service plan.


Monica Condron
Posted on 15 Nov 2017 6:28 pm (Report this comment)

The new total contributions approach will do nothing for the men and women retiring before 2020. Many of those retiring between 2012 and 2020 would be entitled to a full pension under the total contribution system but aare lready or will be on a reduced pension. Also under the Nation Pensions Framework the disregards were supposed to be changed to credits with only a limit of 10 years credits to be used. Disregards are not counted which could mean that women would still be losing out on contributory pensions due e.g: A woman who worked for 22 years and had a disregard of 20 years would still be on a reduced pension because the 20 years disregard would not count.

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