Welcome to the Pensions Division Webpage

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 2018


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


  • June 30, 2018 : GDPR Statement

All application forms within the pension unit have been updated to comply with GDPR and are  all posted in the pension section of the website.

If you have been using an application prior to the 25th May, you are required to have the GDPR STATEMENT completed.

This interim arrangement will cease on the 27th July 2018 after which only the current updated application forms can be accepted.

  • May 25, 2018 -  GDPR

Following the introduction of the GDPR all the application forms used by pension unit have been updated.  All these applications will be posted on the website shortly. If you have sent in an application form which has not been updated, you will, as an interim measure, receive a request to complete an a GDPR statement.

  • May 2018 - Increase to certain pensions of retired school-staff.

Pension Increase with effect from 1 January 2018 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.

  • Jan 2018 - Changes in Pension in Payment:

Increase in certain Pensions from 01 Sept 2017 - Information Note

Public Service Pension Reduction - Changes with effect from 01 January 2018 - Information Note

  • 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.

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