Overview

The Contributory Retirement Grant for Non-Pensioners is paid to a person registered under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.), but does not have the minimum amount of Social Security Contributions to qualify for a Contributory Pension.

What you'll get

The payment of the Grant is based on the number of Social Security Contributions paid by the person registered under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.).

  • €200 is awarded to a person who has paid between 50 - 259 contributions
  • €300 is awarded to a person who has paid over 260 contributions

The Grant is paid once a year. If a person was born after 1st January in the qualifying year, a pro-rata payment is made for that year.

The Grant will continue to be paid even to persons over 75 years.

Eligibility

• If a person was born: o Between 1952 and 1955, grant is paid at 62 years o Between 1956 and 1958, grant is paid at 63 years o Between 1959 and 1961, grant is paid at 64 years o If on 1st January 1962 or after, grant is paid at 65 years • Person is not over the age of 75 years • A person who has paid more than 50 Social Security Contributions, but does not have the minimum amount of Social Security Contributions paid to qualify for a Contributory Pension

How to apply

The Contributory Retirement Grant for Non-Pensioners is issued automatically. This occurs when a contributory pension application is rejected by the Department of Social Security, on the basis that a claimant does not have the minimum amount of Social Security Contributions to qualify for a Contributory Pension. However, in those cases where the department does not have details regarding Social Security Contributions paid by a person, then an application needs to be submitted.

Fill in the online form and submit.
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