Teachers' Pensions


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If, during your teaching career, you become ill and are unable to work you can apply for Ill-health retirement. This allows you to access your pension benefits before your Normal Pension Age (NPA) without the usual reduction applied to an early retirement pension. You’ll need to have qualified for benefits to be able to qualify for Ill – health retirement.

When you’re considering applying for Ill-health retirement you’ll need to speak with your employer to arrange for occupational health support. They may be able to find a way to help you remain or return to work. This could either be through reducing your hours or responsibility.

If, after speaking with your employer, you still wish to apply for Ill-health retirement you can do so through our website.

There’s a lot to consider when taking with this type of retirement and you need to make sure you’re making the best decision for you and your family.

You can find more information on Ill–health retirement in our Planning Retirement section. This includes the forms you’ll need for your application.

Last Updated: 11/09/2018 14:06


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