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Invalidity Pension in Ireland

Information applies to: Ireland

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. Normally, you must be getting Illness Benefit for at least 12 months before you claim Invalidity Pension. It may be possible to get Invalidity Pension after a shorter period if you are unlikely to be able to work for the rest of your life because of your illness or disability.

For further information please contact the Department of Social and Family Affairs - - Invalidity Pensionexternal website

Cross Border Issues

Invalidity pension is exportable. This means that if you decide to move across the border youmay continue to receive Invalidity Pension payments.  You must contact the Department of Social and Family Affairs before you move.

Contact: Invalidity Pensions Payments Section, Social Welfare Services Office, Ballinalee Road, Longford, Tel (043) 40228 or (01) 7043000 ext 48818/48745.

For further information please see - Leaving Ireland and your social security entitlementsexternal website

Frontier Workers

If you have worked in Ireland and any other EU country, e.g. Northern Ireland you are entitled to apply for long term illness benefit in the country were you last worked.  The country may also pay additional benefits for dependent adults and children, provided your spouse does not work.

For further information please download the following booklet from the Department of Social Protection - - Your Social Security Rights in Irelandpdf icon[5193kb]external website

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Permalink: Invalidity Pension in Ireland
Themes: Live
Categories: Health, Social Welfare
Life Events: Older people Health Care, Getting ill
Target Groups: People with disabilities, People with ill health, All
Last updated: 17 January 2011

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