• Pensions Modeller - for school staff who receive salary directly from this Department and are in membership of a pension scheme (subject to certain limitations which are detailed on the Modeller application).
  • 13 January 2016 - Extension of "Grace Period"
    The Government has announced an extension to the 01 April 2019 of the ‘Grace Period’ deadline for staff in the public and civil service to retire and to benefit from superannuation calculated on the higher salaries in place prior to the adjustments introduced from July 2013 under the Haddington Road agreement.   

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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