Is the State Pension based on a 7 day payment?

Discussion in 'Welfare and state benefits' started by Tintagel, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Tintagel

    Tintagel Frequent Poster

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    How is the State pension of €238.30 calculated? Is it based on a payment covering 7 days or 5 days?
    The reason I ask is that I have just started receiving it and have been paid a portion of the €238.30 for part of a weeks entitlement. Thanks
     
  2. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep Frequent Poster

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    If this is your first week
    to receive your pension your pension will be paid to you from your 66th birthday. This may not be the same day as the weekly date for payment.

    Example:- Birthday on Thursday, weekly pay day for pension Tuesday. Your first payment will cover Thursday to Tuesday (5 days). Next week and thereafter full weeks will be paid on Tuesdays assuming you are entitled to the full rate.
     
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  3. Tintagel

    Tintagel Frequent Poster

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    Thanks. So is the daily rate one seventh of €238.30? = €34.04?