Teachers' Pensions
Pension credit members

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.

  • I’m a pension credit member; can I transfer in pension from another scheme?

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

  • I’m a pension credit member; can I transfer my pension to my own scheme?

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

  • I’m a pension credit member can I purchase additional flexibilities in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme?

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

  • I've been granted a pension as a result of an earmarking order when will I receive it?

    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.

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

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

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

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

  • I’m receiving a pension as a result of an earmarking order. If I remarry, will my pension be stopped?

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

  • I am a pension credit member. When I die will anyone be entitled to continue to receive my pension, if so how much would they get?

    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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