Fight for a fair State Pension
The current State Pension system punishes countless thousands of pensioners, mostly women, for having left the workforce to care for their families.
We want a fair State Pension system. Age Action and the National Women's Council of Ireland are calling on the Minister for Employment and Social Protection to:
- Extend the Homemakers’ Scheme to cover years of caring prior to 1994;
- Reverse the changes to the eligibility criteria for the State Pension introduced in 2012, which have drastically cut the incomes of tens of thousands of pensioners.