The Department of Education administers pension schemes for:
teaching staff (primary, secondary and community and comprehensive schools) and
non-teaching staff (special needs assistants, certain clerical officers and certain caretakers in primary schools).
The department also has an advisory and regulatory role in relation to pension schemes in Education and Training Boards (ETBs), Institutes of Technology, Universities, Colleges of Education and certain education bodies.
Get an estimate of your benefits
Use the Pensions Modeller / Estimator to estimate your potential pension benefits.
All emails are acknowledged upon receipt and your query will be dealt with as soon as possible.
Phone line number
2:30pm - 5:30pm: 090 648-4189
If you cannot reach us on the above number, the following Customer Service telephone numbers are available at the times and days listed below. This is a temporary measure to facilitate remote working during the Covid pandemic.
090 648-4167 or 090 648-4165
Tuesday & Thursdays
090 648-4082 or 090 648-4165
Wednesday & Fridays
*NB – Please have your PPS number to hand before you call, to ensure your query can be dealt with as expeditiously as possible.
Department of Education, Pensions Unit, Cornamaddy, Athlone, County Westmeath. N37 X659
Staff of ETBs, third level institutions and other bodies under the aegis of the department should contact the Pensions Administrators in their particular ETB/Institution/Body in the first instance