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Important reminder for those on the pre-2013 Teachers’ Pension Scheme

Are you a member of a pre-2013 Teachers’ Pension Scheme and not currently on a contract with a school? In the current circumstances you need to pay close attention to the rule that requires you not to allow more than 26 calendar weeks to pass without making a contribution from salary to your pension scheme. You can only make such a contribution from pay for your work as a teacher: from the DES if in a voluntary or community school or college, or from the ETB if in an ETB school. If you fail to make such a payment you will be entered into the Single Public Service Pension Scheme when you eventually return to teaching. Note: This does not affect teachers who are on an approved leave of absence from their school. Please contact Head Office for further advice if you think you might be affected by this rule