Pensions Commission

The Commission on Pensions was set up to examine sustainability and eligibility issues in respect of the State Pension and the Social Insurance Fund. It will also consider the issue of retirement ages in employment contracts that differ from the State Pension age, and pension provision for Carers.

The Commission will develop options for Government on issues such as qualifying age, contribution rates, total contributions and eligibility requirements.

The first phase of the consultation, seeking submissions from the public, is now closed.