Thursday, 7 November 2019
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
State Pension (Contributory) Applications
202. To ask the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection when an allowance will be provided in the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [45795/19]
The person concerned applied for State pension (contributory) on 24 September 2019 and will reach pension age on 3 April 2020. They are in receipt of Disability Allowance since 17 February 2016 at the maximum rate of payment.
Their pension entitlement to State pension (contributory) was determined under an interim Total Contributions Approach (TCA) to pension calculation, launched in January 2018, which includes provision for homecaring periods.
Their pension entitlement was assessed as 95.58% of the maximum pension rate of State pension (contributory), based on their social insurance record comprising full-rate contributions and credits, together with homecaring periods. This is the most financially beneficial rate of State pension (contributory) based on their individual circumstances and the correct rate of pension commensurate with their contribution history. They have been notified in writing of this decision on 4 November 2019.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.