If you undertake any re-employment within teaching or within the scope of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme after collecting your teacher’s pension, you should be aware of the potential consequences of additional earnings. This factsheet highlights the responsibilities that you must undertake to reduce the likelihood of an overpayment of your teacher’s pension.
If, following collection of your teachers’ pension you are re-employed in teaching you will be automatically enrolled in to the 2015 Career Average Teachers’ Pension Scheme (see Section 7) in respect of your subsequent employment. You will not be re-instated into your former scheme. You can, of course, exercise your right to opt out of the scheme. However, it must be understood that opting-out of Teachers’ Pension Scheme will not remove your exposure to the re-employment provisions.
Recently some members have had the unfortunate experience of being overpaid pension because they have failed to keep the administrator of their scheme informed of their re-employment within teaching. It is, therefore, very important to adhere to the responsibilities and requirements detailed below because any overpayment must be repaid.
Page Published: 12/01/2017