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

A

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

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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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Q At what age will a child's pension cease?

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The rules on the continuation of a child's pension differ slightly depending on whether the member was in receipt of a pension before 6 April 2006 or not.


If the member was receiving a pension prior to 6 April 2006, the child's pension will continue until they are 17 or until they leave full-time education.


If the member's pension came into payment after 5 April 2006, the child will continue to receive a pension until age 17 unless they continue in full-time education up to a maximum age of 23. In all cases, if the child marries, takes up employment or dies, the pension will cease.

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Q What happens next?

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Once you've returned the Application for death benefits form, along with the appropriate certificates, Teachers' Pensions will confirm all details of family benefits in writing. If there are any payments to be made, we'll write to you and any other beneficiaries outlining any benefits that are due to each party.


In the case where the deceased member was receiving a pension, if there has been an overpayment, we'll confirm the amount that will need to be returned to us.

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Q I am a pension credit member. If I remarry, will my pension be stopped?

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No, you'll continue to receive your pension as a pension credit member of the Scheme.

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