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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).

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.

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 2019


Use our Pensions Modeller to get an estimate of the retirement benefits you will receive.


Pensions information for Primary, Secondary and Community and Comprehensive teachers


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


  • November 2018

Increase to certain pensions of retired school-staff

  • April 2018 - New Circular on compulsory retirement at aged 65

Circular 0027/2018 - Provision to allow for certain education and training sector staff to be retained in employment beyond their Compulsory Retirement Age of 65 years until they reach the age of eligibility for the Contributory State Pension

Circular 0027/2018 - Frequently Asked Questions

  • March 2018 - Correspondence

Your PPS ( Personal Public Service ) number must be quoted in all correspondence ( emails and post) with this unit regardless of whether or not you are also quoting your payroll number or pension number.

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