Retirement - Barry

Status: Retired | Role: Secondary school teacher

Without my reliable pension to support me, the move wouldn’t have been possible.

Without my reliable pension to support me, the move wouldn’t have been possible.

Barry is 74 and is a retired secondary school teacher. He spent 22 years in teaching and has been receiving a teacher’s pension for 27 years after taking Ill-health Retirement.

Being a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme means that Barry is protected and has a secure income for life. He’s been able to move overseas and make the most of his pension benefits whilst enjoying a comfortable retirement.

Barry would encourage all members to remain in the Scheme as it has provided him with the support and security he needed, to enjoy his retirement.

What can Barry do?

Barry uses My Pension Online to keep track of his pension and download his P60. He can use the Teachers’ Pensions Facebook page to keep in touch with the Scheme and its members. There are factsheets and FAQs available online to answer any queries he may have about life in retirement and how his benefits are paid. He can also use it to update his nomination details to make sure his family will be taken care of should the worst happen.

Do you sound like Barry? Here’s what you can do:

  1. Register for My Pension Online (MPO) to check your information is up to date and view important documents like your P60
  2. Make use of the online retirement resources to find information about life after retirement and what to do if you want to return to work. For information about Ill-health retirement we recommend you check our dedicated Ill-health guide
  3. Watch our ‘P60 Guidance’ and ‘Making the most of your retirement’ videos to give you helpful information about your pension and retirement.
Last Updated: 26/08/2021 12:21