Teachers' Pensions

Retrospective access to occupational pension schemes by part time workers (PRESTON)

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Some people are eligible to add to their pension by buying service that was previously excluded from the scheme by the terms of the Teachers’ Pensions Regulations. This is known as ‘Preston’ service. 

A claim for ‘Preston’ service must be lodged with an Employment Tribunal, although a claim can be lodged direct with the relevant employer up to 31 August 2012.  You can lodge a claim if, between 8 April 1976 and 30 April 1995, you were:

  • employed as a teacher or lecturer in service that was paid at an hourly rate that was not derived from a full-time annual salary rate, or
  • employed as a Local Authority Youth and Community Worker in a part-time capacity, regardless of how you were paid, and
  • you joined the TPS as soon as you became eligible to do so, and
  • you are still employed in a broadly similar capacity by the same employer or have such employment within the last 6 months.

It is not possible to claim for part-time service that would have been pensionable at the time it was undertaken if you had made a part-time election.

Index - Settlement of the Part-time Pension Claims

August 2017 - GAD Spreadsheet Model to assist in calculating contributions required to reinstate service

August 2017 - GAD Spreadsheet Model to assist in calculating contributions required to reinstate service (for non-ill-health post-retirement employment cases only) 

Guidance on the use of the GAD Spreadsheet Model

Annexes

Annex A

Annex B

Annex C

Documents relating to Preston claims for post-retirement re-employment between 8 April 1976 and 31 March 2000
(February 2010)

Post-retirement Employment Questionnaire

Post Retirement Employment Claims - GUIDANCE FOR EMPLOYERS

Post Retirement Employment Claims - GUIDANCE FOR CLAIMANTS - Notes to accompany Questionnaire ‘Education1 (post retirement)’

Form 1 Post-retirement employment - Election Form to Backdate Membership of the TPS in cases where a claim has been lodged with an Employment Tribunal

Standard Offer Letter to Pensioner Members in respect of post retirement employment - non instalments

Standard Offer Letter to Pensioner Members in respect of post retirement employment - with instalments

Education Form 3 - Post Retirement

Documents relating to Preston claims for pre-retirement employment between 8 April 1976 and 30 April 1995

Guidance for the Higher Education Sector

Appendix 1 - Documents Relating to Operational Guidance 2004

Appendix 2 - Guidance on the use of the GAD Spreadsheet Model

Appendix 3 - Education Form 3

Guidance for the Local Education Authority Sector

Appendix 1 - Documents Relating to Operational Guidance 2004

Appendix 2 - Guidance on the use of the GAD Spreadsheet Model

Appendix 3 - Education Form 3

Guidance for the Independent Schools Sector

Appendix 1 - Documents Relating to Operational Guidance 2004

Appendix 2 - Guidance on the use of the GAD Spreadsheet Model

Appendix 3 - Education Form 3

Guidance for the Further Education Sector

Appendix 1 - Documents Relating to Operational Guidance 2004

Appendix 2 - Guidance on the use of the GAD Spreadsheet Model

Appendix 3 - Education Form 3

Teacher's Pensions Letter 2/03

Annex A - List of Representative Associations

Annex B - Guidance for Employers

Annex C - TPS: Part-time Arrangements - summary of statutory changes

Questionnaire 'Education1'

Guidance for Applicants (Notes to accompany Questionnaire 'Education1')

Teachers' Pensions Letter 3/03

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