Teachers' Pensions

Some questions keep being raised. So we've compiled a list of the most frequently asked ones - along with their answers.

Popular Questions

Q Ive been granted a pension as a result of an earmarking order when will I receive it?

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You won't receive a pension until your ex-spouse or partner draws their retirement benefits. If your ex-spouse or partner retires early or leaves the Scheme, the benefits may be less than you originally expected to receive.

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Q I'm receiving a pension as a result of an earmarking order. If my ex-spouse dies will I continue to receive my pension?

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No your pension will cease when your ex- spouse dies.

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Q I'm a pension credit member; can I transfer in pension from another scheme?

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No, if you're a pension credit member of the Teachers' Pension Scheme you can't transfer in benefits from another pension scheme.

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Q I'm a pension credit member; can I transfer my pension to my own scheme?

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No, if you're a pension credit member of the Teachers' Pension Scheme you can't transfer your benefits out to another pension scheme.

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Q I'm in receipt of a pension and my pension share has been processed. When will my pension be reduced?

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Your current pension is due to be reduced from the effective date in the pension sharing order. This will happen within four months of all the information being provided including any associated fees. If there is any overpayment of your pension as a consequence of the order it will be recovered from your future pension payments.

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