Brexit Pensions FAQs


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I am an Irish or a British citizen, and I currently receive a UK state pension and live in Ireland or I currently receive an Irish state pension and live in the UK.  What will happen after Brexit?
 
There will be no change and you will continue to receive your state pension as before.
 
 
I am an Irish or a British citizen, and I am nearing the UK state pension age and working in Ireland. I previously worked in the UK. Will my Irish contributions be recognised when I claim a state pension in the UK?
Yes, if you need to rely on your Irish contributions in order to qualify for a UK state pension they will continue to be recognised as before.

I am nearing Irish state pension age and working in Ireland. I previously worked in the UK. Will my UK contributions be recognised when I claim a state pension in Ireland?
Yes, if you need to rely on your UK contributions in order to qualify for an Irish state pension, they will continue to be recognised as before.

I am an Irish or a British citizen and my spouse/civil partner who worked in both Ireland and the UK recently passed away. Where should I apply for widow’s, widower's or surviving civil partner's pension (or UK equivalent)?
As your spouse/civil partner worked in both Ireland and the UK, as before, you should apply to both Ireland and the UK for widow’s, widower's or surviving civil partner's pension (or UK equivalent) based on your spouse/civil partner’s contributions in each State. In the case of Ireland, you may be entitled to survivor’s benefit based on your own social insurance (PRSI) contributions.    
Last modified:15/03/2019