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Joan Burton on Pensions ''I don't think it should be 40 years''

Should people have to work for 40 years to claim the full State pension?  Well, that is somethin...

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13.36 14 Sep 2021


Joan Burton on Pensions ''I don't think it should be 40 years''


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Should people have to work for 40 years to claim the full State pension? 

Well, that is something which is being suggested by a new plan being outlined to the Government.   

It says that the current method for assessing entitlements should be abolished and workers must make 40 years of social insurance contributions – or 2,040 contributions – to get a full State pension. 

Andrea discussed with Former Tanaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton...

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