Deferred members at 31 March 2007
A deferred member is a member of the NITPS who left service before 1 April 2007 and has not yet retired
- If a deferred member subsequently returns to service on or after 1 April 2007, they may come under transitional arrangements that preserve a Normal Pension Age (NPA) of 60.
- If a deferred member returns to service before 1 April 2008, they will retain a NPA of 60 regardless of the length of the break in service.
- If a deferred member returns after 1 April 2008, with more than a five year break in service, then future service will have a NPA of 65 but previous service will retain a NPA of 60.
- If a deferred member returns after 1 April 2008 with a break of less than five years, then there will be a minimum period of scheme membership that must be undertaken after a break in pensionable service. This is to enable teachers who have a subsequent break in service to return at a later date and retain a NPA of 60 in respect of their future service.
- Future service will have a NPA of 60 provided the member continues in service for a minimum period of 30 days reckonable service or 60 days pensionable employment. If the return to service is for less, a NPA of 65 will apply to future service only after a subsequent break in service.
- If a member does not return to teaching before retirement:
-they will not be able to nominate a partner to receive a dependant’s pension;
-they will not be entitled to contribute to an additional pension;
-they will continue to be eligible to apply for ill health retirement benefits if they develop a medical condition that permanently prevents them from undertaking further gainful employment;
-they will receive a pension based upon 1/80th and a lump sum of 3/80th;
-their benefits will be calculated on the best year’s salary in their final three years of service.
Related Forms and Leaflets:
Fact Sheet: Deferred members PDF 61 KB