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Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme

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Pensions

Changes to the Scheme (2007)

Additional Voluntary Contributions

Early Retirement Schemes

Family Benefits

Winding Down Scheme

 

Pensions

The Salaries Committee is also responsible for superannuation matters and holds two seats of the Teachers’ Superannuation Working Party which meets at UK level.

The vast majority of Scottish teachers are members of the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme. This Scheme is administered by the Scottish Public Pensions Agency. The Scheme has recently undergone revision and scheme members contribute 6.4% to the Scheme which is a final salary, defined benefit scheme.

Further details of scheme changes are summarised in our leaflet Changes to the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme (STSS).

A number of EIS members, principally those who are Music Instructors, some QIOs and some Educational Psychologists are members of Local Government Pension Schemes.

A leaflet outlining the changes to the local goverment scheme can be viewed in our leaflet Changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

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Changes To The Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme (STSS)

The Scottish Parliament has approved regulations on the reform package of the STSS. A paper giving further information on the reform package can be downloaded here.

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Additional Voluntary Contributions

Sets out options for those currently contributing to the Prudential AVC facility. Prepared by Hewitt, Consulting, Actuaries to the Teachers' Panel, Teachers' Superannuation Working Party.

»view Additional Voluntary Contributions Leaflet in pdf format (52kb)

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Early Retirement Schemes (revised Oct 2007)

Sets out early retirement options for members of the Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme (STSS) including ill-health retirement, premature retirement and actuarially reduced pensions.

»view Early Retirement Schemes Leaflet in pdf format (311kb)

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Family Benefits

Sets out the entitlements of an STSS member's family in the event of his/her death.

»view Family Benefits Leaflet in pdf format (320kb)

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Superannuation: Winding Down Scheme

Sets out the criteria which need to be met to satisfy the regulations pertaining to Winding Down.

»view Winding Down Leaflet in pdf format (294kb)

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