You can access your pensions service statement and seek changes to your pension arrangements through the NSSO website. This also lets you transfer service, buy additional service, claim a marriage gratuity repayment or make up a contributions shortfall. To find out more about Civil Service pensions, visit about superannuation information. For a glossary of pensions terms, visit the Pensions Authority website.
Read more about public service pension reform.
The Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour contains information about what’s expected of Civil Servants after retirement.
If you are seeking an estimate of retirement benefits or purchase of notional service, we wish to direct you to the pensions self-service modeller on HR self-service and click ‘Pension Statement’. You can also obtain a Pension Service Statement (PSS) from HR self-service. All details provided on your PSS and modeller estimates are extracted from your own personal HR record, which the NSSO holds for you.
A user guide on how to use the pension modeller can be found below.
User guide: accessing the pension modeller - NSSO).
There are some staff exceptions who will not be able to access the HR self-service modeller to obtain retirement benefit estimates:
- staff retiring on ill-health grounds (this request must come from your Local HR unit)
- staff who are members of the FÁS or HSE pension schemes
- staff who are currently purchasing notional service periodically
- staff who currently do not have access to HR self-service
For staff who are retiring within the next 6 months, and in receipt of an allowance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org advising of your projected LDOS. We will provide you with the best 3 in 10 years for your allowance, and you can input this figure into the modeller to receive your estimate of benefits.
If one or more of these criteria applies to you,please raise a HR Case here, including your projected Last Day of Service (LDOS).
Please include the case summary as ‘Retirement Benefit Estimate, LDOS DD/MM/YYYY’, and select the category ‘Estimate of Benefits’.
If you don’t have access to the HR Case system, please email email@example.com with the required information, and a case will be raised on your behalf.