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Irish Civil Service Pensions Information Centre

Welcome to the Irish Civil Service Pensions Information Centre Website.

The Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012 became law on 28th July 2012 and introduced the new Single Public Service Pension Scheme ("Single Scheme") which commenced with effect from 1st January 2013. All new entrants to pensionable public service employment on or after 1st January 2013 are, in general, members of the Single Scheme CLICK FOR DETAILS The Act also introduced a number of changes for existing Civil Service Pension Scheme members. CLICK FOR DETAILS

This Website gives Irish Civil Servants basic information on their pension entitlements in the form of:

  • Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs) - with answers to questions about your pension scheme
  • Pension Contribution: Information & Ready Reckoner
  • Pensions Modeller - which allows you to enter details of your service and salary and your projected retirement date and work pattern from now until your retirement and calculates an estimate of your pensions benefits.
  • Circulars and Information on Public Service Pensions - recent circulars and key documents plus a brief overview of Public Service Pensions.

    The FAQs and Pensions Modeller do not attempt to cover all aspects of the Pensions Schemes but will help you to understand the main benefits of your scheme. If you are a scheme member and  require further information you should contact the Personnel Unit of your Department which can help with any detailed questions you may have relating to your own personal circumstances. Detailed technical handbooks are available on this website.

    The website covers the superannuation benefits of civil servants who are members of (1) the Superannuation Scheme for Established Civil Servants or (2) the Superannuation Scheme for Non-established State Employees. It does not cover the separate superannuation schemes for members of the Judiciary, Ministers, Dáil Deputies or Senators.

    For a general overview of Civil Service superannuation arrangements click here

    Further Queries- If you have any further queries regarding your salary or pension, please contact the Personnel Unit in your Department.