Teaching Staff

Retirement and Pensions Information for Teaching Staff

This page is for teachers in primary, secondary, community and comprehensive schools. Pension Unit administers and processes retirement applications and provides statements of benefits for teachers who are members of the teachers' pension schemes and are paid salary through the payroll of the Department of Education and Skills and who are not members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme known as the Single pension Scheme.

The Department processes applications under each of the categories outlined in the table at the bottom of the page.

General Information / FAQs

The links below provide general information on all aspects of the Pension Schemes for primary and post primary teachers and a Query Form to complete and return to Pension Unit should you require more specific details.

General Information & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Teachers in National Schools

General Information & Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Teachers in Secondary, Community and Comprehensive Schools

More detailed information leaflets and application forms are available under the relevant tabs below.

Voluntary / Compulsory Retirement

Cost Neutral Early Retirement

Retirement on Medical Grounds

Death Benefits

Preserved Benefits

Notional Service Scheme

Estimate of Pension Benefits

Refund Of Contributions

Public Service Single Pension Scheme

Supplementary Pension

Pensions Modeller

Transfer of Public Service Pension

Making a payment to the Department

Data Protection and your Pension

 Family Law

 Comments and Suggestions

Use our Comment and Suggestion Form to tell us about the service you have received so far.

Related Links: