Married Couple State Contributory Pension

Discussion in 'Pensions' started by fayf, 15 Mar 2019 at 5:16 PM.

  1. fayf

    fayf Frequent Poster

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    Does anyone know, the answer to this question.

    Married couple, both qualify individually, for the full amount of the State Contributory Pension of €248.30 per week. They have this confirmed on an individual basis.

    Do they receive the maximum per individual,(€248.30 x 2= Total of € €496.60 per week) or, do they only receive the combined lower amount of, full state contributory amount of €248.30 plus the amount for dependant spouse, of €222.50(total of €470.80 per week).
     
  2. Saavy99

    Saavy99 Frequent Poster

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    You will both receive €248.30 each.
     
  3. fayf

    fayf Frequent Poster

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    Thanks, was a little unsure.
     
  4. noproblem

    noproblem Frequent Poster

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    Last edited: 15 Mar 2019 at 7:07 PM
    Will be €248.30 from 25th March, until then a €5 less. I think.
     
    Last edited: 15 Mar 2019 at 7:07 PM
  5. gar32

    gar32 Frequent Poster

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    So my question is if I qualify for a Pension and my wife has a mix of years from other EU countries and 5 years in Ireland would we get the combined lower amount of €470.80 per week?
     
  6. jpd

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    Your wife might well qualify for a pension of her own - the pension contributions from all EU countries is used when calculating her right to a pension. She may well be entitled to a pension from other EU countries. The calculations are complex but the EU has documents explaining how pension rights are implemented across the EU