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The Department of Education 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).

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.

Pension Estimator Pension Estimator / Modeller

The Pension Estimator (or Modeller) allows school staff to get an estimate of their potential retirement benefits based on the details entered. The estimator (modeller):

  • Estimates pension benefits at retirement age
  • Estimates preserved benefits (payable at retirement age) if you resign your post before reaching retirement age
  • Eestimates cost Neutral Early Retirement benefits payable before retirement age
  • Determines if you have insufficient service to retire on a proposed date

Please select from the options below for information on your pension:


Information and application forms for teachers and non-teaching staff planning to retire in 2021


Retirement Pack Documents are available for download here


Pensions Information for Teachers in Primary, Secondary and Community & Comprehensive Schools


Pensions Information for Special Needs Assistants, Clerical Officers and certain Caretakers in Primary Schools


Single Public Service Pension Scheme

Information for Members of the Single Pension Scheme who joined the public service on or after 1 January 2013

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