Pensions

Occupational pension schemes – information and arrangements

EA provides eligible employees with access to an occupational pension scheme when they commence work. The contract of employment will confirm details of the relevant pension scheme for teaching and non-teaching staff.

Further information is available using the following links below:

Pensions Information

Select your preferred option below for more information.

Teachers: Northern Ireland Teachers’ Pension Scheme (NITPS)

Information in relation to the Northern Ireland Teachers’ Pension Scheme (NITPS) including newsletters, factsheets, pension calculators and frequently asked questions is available on the DE website.

Changes to the Northern Ireland Teachers’ Pension Scheme (NITPS) from 1 April 2015 and details of the scheme benefits are included in Factsheet 1 available on the DE website:

Non-Teaching Staff: Local Government Pension Scheme for Northern Ireland (LGPS (NI))

The Local Government Pension Scheme (NI) (the Scheme) is a defined benefit scheme open to local government employees that allows you to save while you are working in order to enjoy a pension when you retire.
The Education Authority is one of the contributing employers who meets a large part of the cost of providing the excellent range of secure pension benefits which are an extremely valuable and important part of your employment package.

Information in relation to the Local Government Pension Scheme for Northern Ireland (LGPS (NI)) including membership benefits, calculation of benefits, types of retirement and frequently asked questions is available from the members section of the NILGOSC website.


NILGOSC Pension Online allows members to register for a free online service to view and update personal information and to access their pension records:

EA Discretionary Policies Statement & Annexes

Last updated: 06/03/2020