Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Ceisteanna (137)

Frank O'Rourke

Ceist:

137. Deputy Frank O'Rourke asked the Minister for Education and Skills the pension entitlements to the spouse of a retired teacher in cases in which a teacher has retired in advance of a divorce from a first marriage and subsequently enters a second marriage also pre-retirement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52024/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

Officials from the Pension Unit of my Department contacted your office seeking clarification in relation to your question, from which I understand that the query relates to the spouse of a retired teacher, where the retired teacher divorced and re-married after retirement.

In general the pension entitlements of spouses of retired teachers who retire in advance of a divorce from a first marriage and subsequently enter a second marriage are determined by the pension scheme of which their spouse is a member.

Staff in the Pension Unit of my Department maybe contacted for clarification in regard to the provisions of the original or revised Spouses’ and Children’s Pension Schemes for serving and retired teachers on my Department's payroll, which are contained in S.I. No 434 of 2009, Primary School Teachers Pension Scheme 2009, and S.I. No 435 of 2009, Secondary, Community, and Comprehensive School Teachers Pension Scheme 2009.