A new proposal was introduced by Heather Humphreys, Minister for Social Protection and should be brought to cabinet by next year.
The proposed plan is to help support those who feel they are not fit to work by the time they reach 66 and to incentivise those who are still fit to work to remain in the workforce until they reach age 70.
For those who feel like they are unable to work in their early 60’s will also be accommodated under Heather Humphreys proposal.
Also included in the proposal, long term carers will be eligible for a state pension.
Carers who had to give up work for a long period of time to take care of a relative or loved one will now be entitled to a state pension for the first time.