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Back You are here: Home Entitlements Entitlements Pensions Invalidity Pension

Invalidity Pension

Personal rate Under 65 €209.80
With Qualified Adult aged under 66yrs €359.50
Qualified Adult aged 66 or over €416.10
Aged 65 and over €230.30
With Qualified Adult under 66 €380.00
With Qualified Adult over 66 €436.60



An increase of €26 is payable for each child dependant under 18 and €41 if over 18 years of age.


Invalidity Pension is a social insurance payment made to people in Ireland who have been incapable of work and receiving Disability Benefit for at least twelve months before the date of their claim. (This applies to those who will continue to be incapable of work for at least a further twelve months). It may be possible to go onto Invalidity Pension after a shorter period if the illness or disability is of such a nature that you are unlikely to be able to work for the rest of your life. At age 65, the rate of payment increases to the same rate as Retirement Pension. Invalidity Pension is taxable. You are entitled to a Free Travel Pass if you are receiving an Invalidity Pension. You may also be entitled to the Household Benefits Package.

If you consider that you have been wrongly refused Invalidity Pension, or you are unhappy about a decision of a Social Welfare Deciding Officer about your entitlements, you have the option of appealing this decision.

Rules
You must have at least 260 (i.e. 5 years) paid contributions since entering insurance and at least 48 contributions paid or credited in the last complete tax year before the date of your claim. You may be allowed to do rehabilitative type work (max. 20 hours per week) and retain your Invalidity Pension. You must get prior written approval from the Department.

Tax Implications
This is a taxable source of income and should be reported to your tax office as soon as payments commence. You can contact the Revenue Commissioner`s general information line (PAYE) for more information. Contact information for tax offices throughout Ireland is available here.

Where to apply
Invalidity Pension Section,
Social Welfare Services Office,
Government Buildings,
Ballinalee Road,
Longford.
Tel: (043) 45211 or (01) 8748444

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