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Ireland Pensioners who retire at 65 will lose nearly €45 a week under new Pathway plan

11:05  25 january  2020
11:05  25 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The new state pension – available to men born on or after 6 April 1951, and women born on or after 6 April 1953 – is currently £155. 65 a week to those who have paid 35 years of National Insurance. “For four decades, I was told that I would retire at 60.

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Fine Gael’s proposed new interim pension for 65-year-olds will screw them for €45 a week compared to the regular pension.

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty announced that a new State Pathway Pension will be introduced for those that have to retire at 65.

But this will be worth far less than the ordinary pension, nearly €45 less a week.

Ms Doherty risks bringing older voters back onto the streets like they did in 2009 when up to 25,000 people marched on Leinster House over proposed medical card changes.

People Before Profit TD Brid Smith was fuming on Friday night when the Irish Mirror told her about the new pension and she is urging retirees to resist the new austerity measure.

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She said: “This is scandalous, it’s absolute daylight robbery.

“It’s an austerity measure and there will be protests. People will be out on the streets over this.

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“It is absolutely outrageous and I don’t think people are going to stand for it.”

The Pathway Pension will be pitched at the same rate as the regular dole, which is currently €203 a week, compared to €248.30 for the State Pension, a difference of almost 25 per cent and €2,400 in a full year.

It is supposed to fix the problem we have currently where anyone retiring at 65 must sign on the Dole for a year before getting the pension proper at 66.

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You won’t have to sign on and prove you’re out looking for work anymore, but you’ll only be getting a lower rate the same as the Jobseekers’ Allowance.

The Pathways Pension will be paid to 65 year olds until they’re 66 when another pension will kick in, the State Transition Pension, which will be paid at the same rate as the formal State Pension which will be paid when you hit 67.

But Fine Gael is committed to raising the retirement age even further in the coming years.

It will go up to 67 next year and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe confirmed yesterday that we will all have to work until we’re 68 before we can retire from the year 2028

He said: “Yes, this is the law, this is what has been legislated for.”

Fianna Fáil signed up for this too, but now they say they are looking to review it.

Ms Doherty’s proposals are part of what Fine Gael are calling the Golden Years Guarantee.

At the centre of this is a promise, what Ms Doherty termed “a cast-iron guarantee,” that the pension will go up by €25 a week over five years.

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For financial planning purposes, early retirement age is defined as any age prior to 65 . These workers can thus retire with a full pension and health benefits even though they are not yet 65 . Someone who retires at 55 may need their savings to last 35 to 45 years in retirement .

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Fianna Fáil made this pledge in their manifesto that they launched yesterday too.

Ms Doherty said about her pension plans: “The state pension is the bedrock of our commitment to pensioners and today I can offer a cast-iron guarantee that we will raise pension by €25 a week over the next five years.

“We want to provide further targeted increases to those living alone.

“There is an awful lot of talk about when people are going to get their pensions and we need to make sure there is money in the pot.

“A few years ago parties agreed that it would need to be moved from 65 to 67, there are 85,000 pensioners still working in the state today, and the changes have caused concern over the change to retirement.

“A new state transition payment of €248 a week and a new state pathway pension for people who have to retire at 65.

“We want to acknowledge that some people want to work longer, we’re going to work with employers that valued employees can continue to work if they want to do so.”

Fine Gael formally launched their Election 2020 manifesto in the City Assembly House in Dublin yesterday, with Fianna Fáil launching their own one in the Smock Alley Theatre around the corner.

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Britain is facing a " new retirement reality" with the number of people working beyond the state pension age Vince Smith-Hughes, retirement expert at Prudential, said: "More than 10% of people who had planned to retire this year are "Those retiring at 65 will face an average of 19 years in retirement

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has reintroduced his pledge to raise the higher tax rate entry point to €50,000 a year.

The USC threshold will go up to €20,500 over five years under a new Fine Gael government.

The big new promise for health is more money, another billion a year according to the Taoiseach yesterday.

And the former doctor said that he wants to extend the free GP care for kids scheme to all under 18 in a new programme for government.

Fianna Fáil make the same €25 pension hike promise, but plan to temporarily bring back the pension age to 65 while there is a review.

But Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin, told the Irish Mirror that it was inevitable that the retirement age would have to go up in the years ahead.

He said: “The country has to address this problem, but we accept that you shouldn’t have to go on jobseeker’s benefit.”

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