Pensions Unit

Who we are

The Pension Unit administers pension schemes for teachers, special needs assistants, certain clerical officers and certain caretakers in primary schools. The Unit also provides policy advice and information on pensions to Education and Training Boards (ETBs), third level institutions and other bodies under the aegis of the Department.

What we do

  • Processing of the following applications for retirement pension benefits: Compulsory, Voluntary, Ill Health and Cost Neutral Early Retirement
  • Processing of benefits for spouses on the death of scheme members
  • Processing requests related to notional service quotations
  • Processing requests related to transfer of pensionable service for teachers, special needs assistants, certain clerical officers and certain caretakers in schools
  • Processing refunds of gratuities for short service
  • Provision of statements of benefits for family law cases
  • Provision of information of benefits for family law cases
  • Provision of a comprehensive pensions policy and advice service to ETBs, third level institutions and to other bodies under the aegis of the Department
  • Development, review and amendment of superannuation policy in co-operation with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Contact

Information on Pension Services

The pensions unit may be contacted by:

E-mail:

The email address of the unit is pensions@education.gov.ie 

All emails are acknowledged upon receipt and your query will be dealt with as soon as possible.

Phone: The Pensions division operate a daily telephone service   from 2.30pm to 4pm and can be contacted at  090648 – 4189

Post to: Department of Education and Skills, Pensions Unit, Cornamaddy, Athlone, County Westmeath. N37 X659

Staff of ETBs, third level institutions and other bodies under the aegis of the Department should contact the Pensions Administrators in their particular ETB/Institution/Body in the first instance

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