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The Department of Education and Skills administers pension schemes for

  • Teaching Staff (primary, secondary and community and comprehensive schools) and
  • Non Teaching Staff (special needs assistants, certain clerical officers and certain caretakers in primary schools).

We process applications for Compulsory, Voluntary, Retirement on Medical Grounds, Preserved and Cost Neutral Early Retirement Pensions and administer a Notional Service Scheme. 

The Department also has an advisory and regulatory role in relation to pension schemes in ETBs, Institutes of Technology, Universities, Colleges of education and certain education bodies.

The Department of Education and Skills does not endorse products or services provided by any  financial  services provider.   When considering retirement options it is advisable to seek independent financial advice  from a qualified financial advisor but it is important to note that this Department does not make any recommendation in this matter.

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