pen·​sion·​able ˈpen(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl How to pronounce pensionable (audio)
chiefly British
: of, relating to, qualified for, or qualifying for a pension
pensionable employees
a pensionable post

Examples of pensionable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Allied Pilots Association, the union representing American’s 15,000 pilots, the union’s board of directors have been notified of a new tentative agreement on the table that comes with a 21% fully pensionable ratification bonus covering January to July. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 27 July 2023 Last year, Parma gave its firefighters a $3,500 one-time pensionable payment using ARPA funds. Lucas Daprile, cleveland, 21 Apr. 2022 The general idea is that participants would be offered a choice of two options, both of which would be benefit cuts compared to the present benefit formulas; either pensionable salary would be frozen or COLA benefit provisions would be reduced. Elizabeth Bauer, Forbes, 11 May 2021 In the longer run, there are also costs related to the fact that a smaller population of working age will have to contribute more to support the ranks of those of pensionable age. Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2020 There’s growing opposition to the government’s proposals, which will see 42 different retirement systems linked to certain jobs, replaced by new arrangements that will mean those becoming of pensionable age operate under the same rules., 17 Sep. 2019 Legislators have also run bills to cap Oregon's pensionable salaries at $100,000. Janet Eastman,, 23 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pensionable was in 1869

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“Pensionable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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