TDs to vote on State Transitory Pension

TDs will be asked to vote on restoring a weekly payment for people who are too old to work, but too young to claim a pension.

Sinn Féin is to table a Dáil motion calling for the return of the State Transitory Pension.

The payment was previously given to people who were forced to retire at 65, but who could not access the full State pension until they turned 66.

Spokesman John Brady says that in an ideal world, the state pension could be paid as soon as people retire: "Hopefully that will be dealt with, very very soon.

"So absolutely there is a very serious issue there with the mandatory retirement age and we know that in 2021 the retirement age is going to go up again to 67 and 68 again, so we are also calling for that to be pushed back."

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