Department of Education
Published on 5 November 2020
Last updated on 24 August 2021
A preserved pension may be payable to
who has resigned but were a member of the department’s pension scheme and who only has an entitlement to retirement benefits from the age of 60 (65 if a new entrant).
Pensions members who are members of Single Public Service Pension Scheme can obtain information here.
If you are a teacher, please see:
Preserved Benefits Leaflet for Teachers
Information to assist in completion of Preserved Benefits (RET1 form)
Application for Preserved Retirement Pension and Lump Sum for Teachers
Form RET1 for teachers
Application for Payment of Pension
Bank Payment Form for Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff
and send your application to:
Address: Department of Education, Pensions Unit, Cornamaddy, Athlone, N37 X659
For further enquiries you can contact us by:
10.30am – 12.30pm daily: (090) 648 4082 or (090) 648 4167
2pm – 4pm daily: (090) 648 4165 or (090) 648 4189
If you are a special needs assistant, a caretaker or clerical officer, please see:
Preserved Benefits Leaflet for Non-Teaching Staff
Information to assist in completion of Preserved Benefits (NTS 1 form)
Application for Preserved Retirement Pension and Lump Sum for Non-Teaching Staff
Form NTS 1 for Non-Teaching Staff
and send to:
If you wish to leave before normal retirement age, see:
Pensions Information Guide
Pensions Info 45 Guide
Pensions Schemes for Teachers and Non-teaching Staff
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