Half of man’s life is said to be spent on working. Most people go to work when they reach college, most probably a part time job. But some who aren’t able to finish their college pursue a job for lifetime and some after earning a bachelor’s degree.
The good news is, generally, employers today don’t limit the employee’s age and just make any adjustments of the contract. Yet some stick to the statutory age limit.
Do you want to work amidst your 60’s? Find out, to know how.
Make sure that nothing hinders your way
You are necessarily prevented to work if you have State Pension or Social Welfare Payment. But if you’re willing you will lose your entitlement.
However, you can still enjoy your retirement or entitlement on a case-to-case basis. You can work while enjoying benefits if you are a recipient of Job Seekers Benefits or Assistance, Private Sector Pension or Social Insurance (PRSI).
Consider your Medicare
This means that you have to make critical decisions with Medicare at least three months before you turn 65 and still planning to work. Recognize that if you still pursue employment after 65 in a company and to get health insurance from them, you may not need all of your Medicare after 65.
You can delay some of its parts and enjoy it later on when you finally decide to retire or if you get terminated from your job-related insurance.
Check out your contract
Your work contract has pre-existing conditions. To enjoy working life beyond 65, make sure that it has no statutory upper age limit. Sometimes there are contracts of employment that state a compulsory retirement age.
Hence, you cannot stay and work beyond the statutory age limit nor can you continue the job if you are beyond the age limit. If there is a mandatory upper age limit in your contract, then you must retire.
The hope is that, it depends on your employer if you could negotiate for another contract. They can make changes in your contract anyway.
Show that you’re strong and capable
It is undeniable that the reason for some companies to put a statutory age limit on their contract is because of your inefficiency. People always have the impression that those aging beyond 65 cannot perform the task effectively.
Like it was mentioned that the contract is subject to change or adjustments depending on your negotiation. Of course they would do so if it is observable that you’re even better than those young ones.
Maintain a good health
The best thing that will let last you in working is having a healthy body. Most of the retirees are physically ill which make them incapable. Record of being physically fit and no remarkable series of medication or hospitalization is your best stronghold to continue working. This makes you adequate.
Today, and in almost all countries, the average age for people to stop working and move to retirement is from 60-65. Often times, the majority of them take their retirement and enjoy their benefits for the rest of their remaining years. But it is genuinely fascinating to see people at 60’s still working or eager to work beyond a threatening age.