Pension credit members

You’ve become a Pension Credit Member after a pension sharing order or earmarking order. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

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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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    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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    No, if you’re a pension credit member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme you’re not eligible to purchase additional flexibilities in the Scheme.

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

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

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    That depends on the earmarking order but generally it does mean your pension will be stopped.

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    As a pension credit member, you can’t nominate anyone to continue to receive your Teachers' Pension when you die.

    If you were entitled to a Lump Sum payment as part of your pension credit member benefits and you die before or, within five years of taking your benefits, a death grant may be payable. You can nominate someone to receive that death grant.

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