Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (191, 253)

Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

191. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason seasonal part-time employment is not recognised for pension purposes in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44941/19]

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Michael Healy-Rae

Question:

253. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Education and Skills if he will address a matter regarding the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44940/19]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 191 and 253 together.

The person concerned retired from teaching service last year and is currently in receipt of retirement benefits.

Officials from the Pension Unit of my Department have been in contact with the person concerned on a number of occasions to discuss the calculation of her benefits.

The person concerned has also been informed that they may transfer previous public sector pensionable service from another public sector organisation to the teachers’ pension scheme. However, in order to have this service included in the calculation of retirement benefits, verification of the service from the previous employer should be forward to my Department for consideration. I have requested my officials to again contact the person concerned and advise her how to progress this matter.