Persons who attain retirement age may become eligible to an Age Pension.
Applicant satisfies the Capital Resource Test and Means Test. Capital Resources must not exceed €23,300 in the case of a married couple or €14,000 in other cases.
In order to apply for the Age Pension, the person must fill in the prescribed application form (PA 2), which can be obtained from any local Social Security District Office. Once completed, the form must be returned to the same office.
Recent bank statements of all bank accounts showing clearly their rates of interest.
Recent statements of any funds / stocks / shares
If any, recent Foreign Pension chits
Rent receipt book showing all landlord's details together with his / her signature
Back office process
Once a claim is received, it is verified and income tests are carried out to establish whether the applicant is entitled to benefit or not. When payment is due, the claim is referred for payment and the claimant is informed of the details of payment. When the claim is rejected, the claimant is informed accordingly in writing.
How to apply?
You can also call at any Social Security Office (view list here) and apply there.
Alternatively, you can download a copy of the form by visiting our Application Form page.