If you come from a country with which Ireland has a bilateral social security agreement, your pension rights are protected by the other country if you move to Ireland. It is possible to receive a pension from Ireland and any other country. You may be able to use your insurance documents from Ireland and the other country to qualify for a public pension (contributory pension). Disputes between the two States Parties on the interpretation or application of this Convention shall be settled, as far as possible, in agreement with the competent authorities. 2. If, under the legislation of one Contracting Party, a person has received social assistance for a period for which he is subsequently entitled to a benefit under the legislation of the other Contracting Party, the competent authority of the latter Party shall, at the request and on behalf of the competent authority of the first Contracting Party, withholds the benefit due for that period and pays the amount withheld to the competent authority of the former Green The Committee on Water Policy, Water Policy The competent authority of the first Party deducts from the benefit due under the legislation of the other Party the amount of social assistance paid in excess of what would have been paid if the benefit had been paid in accordance with the legislation of the latter Party before determine the amount of social assistance. Any benefit that is not deducted in this way is passed on to the person. To apply for a social assistance payment, you must complete the appropriate application form and return it to the Department of Social Welfare. The return address is printed on the application form.
If you are a British national who lives or works in Ireland, works in the UK and Ireland or works across the border, you are only subject to the social security laws of one state at a time. This means that you can access your pension from any state where you are subject to social security legislation, regardless of where you live. Articles 44 to 49 of Regulation (EEC) No 883/2004 (pdf) describe the calculation of social security contributions from abroad for the invalidity pension. Prior to the agreement, workers, employers and the self-employed could, in certain circumstances, be required to pay social security taxes, both in the United States and Ireland, for the same work. Note As shown in the table, a U.S. worker employed in Ireland can only be covered by U.S. Social Security if he or she works for a U.S. employer. A U.S. .