Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Social Welfare Payments
The state pension non-contributory claim of the person concerned was reviewed on 8 June 2022. The person was awarded pension with effect from 4 February 2022, the Friday immediately following their 66th birthday. A notification issued to the person concerned, advising them of the decision and confirming that a specified arrears amount would issue shortly.
The arrears balance comprises the total state pension non-contributory entitlement due to the person concerned for the period 4 February to 9 June 2022, less the amount of increase for qualified adult already paid in respect of the person concerned, on their spouse's social welfare payment, over the same period. A letter has issued to the person concerned detailing the calculation of the arrears.
I hope this clarifies the matter for the Deputy.