Changes to NITPS from 1 April 2015

From 1 April 2015 the NITPS changed from a final salary scheme to a Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) Scheme, and the way your pension benefits are calculated may have changed. If you are a deferred member and decide to return to teaching, the changes introduced to the Northern Ireland Teacher's Pension Scheme (NITPS) from 1 April 2015 could affect you.

Some members will not be affected by the changes and will remain in final salary arrangements. Others will start to have their benefits calculated using a combination of career average and final salary arrangements. A new entrant who joins the NITPS on or after the 1 April 2015 will have their benefits calculated using career average arrangements only.

For details of these changes and how they may affect you please download the following factsheets:

DE Factsheet No.1: Changes to the NITPS from 1 April 2015 (pdf)
An introduction to the changes to the NI Teachers' Pension Scheme from 1 April 2015.

DE Circular 2017/03 : Changes from 1 April 2017 to Salary Bands for Contribution Rates for Members of the NITPS (pdf)

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