A once-off lump sum payment, in lieu of any other pension benefit paid to women who were required to resign from their employment on marriage, as a result of a ‘marriage bar’ that operated up until the 1970s.
Minimum Pension Age
The earliest age at which a scheme member may retire and receive their pension benefits without actuarial reduction. Minimum pension age differs for different cohorts of public servants depending on their scheme membership and date of recruitment to the public service.
A set of template (or 'model') pension scheme rules that non-commercial state bodies can adopt as the pre-existing public service pension scheme applying to their staff who are not eligible for membership of the Single Scheme. The rules are set out in SI 582/2014 and reflect standard public service pension terms.
Generally, a New Entrant is a person who became a public servant for the first time on or after 1 April 2004, or who took up public service employment after that date following a break in public service employment of greater than 26 weeks. Such persons normally have a minimum pension age of 65 and no compulsory pension age (note: certain cohorts of public servants have different retirement age terms, such as Prison Officers).
The definition of a New Entrant is set out in section 2 of the Public Service Superannuation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004.
A ‘non-established’ or ‘unestablished’ position is one that is not an established position, i.e. the position does not attract a pension under the Superannuation Acts and membership of the Pension Scheme for Established Civil Servants does not apply. Instead, the Non-Contributory Pension Scheme for Non-Established State Employees (or ‘unestablished’ pension scheme) usually applies to persons employed in a ‘non-established’ capacity in the civil service.
Public service pension schemes in which integration with the State Pension (Contributory) does not apply.
Generally, a non-New Entrant is a person who became a public servant for the first time prior to 1 April 2004 who has not had a break in public service employment of greater than 26 weeks since then. Such persons normally have a minimum pension age of 60 and a compulsory pension age of 70 (note: certain cohorts of public servants have different retirement age terms, such as Prison Officers).
The retirement ages of persons who are members of the Single Scheme are governed by the Public Service Pensions (Single Scheme and Other Provisions) Act 2012.
Certain civil service pension schemes do not require members to make a Personal Pension Contribution in respect of personal pension benefits under the rules of that scheme, for example, the Non-Contributory Pension Scheme for Established Civil. Civil servants who are not required to make a Personal Pension Contribution (or 'main scheme' contribution) under the terms of their pension scheme should be paid a ‘Non-PPC’ pay rate.
Notional Added Years
Additional years of reckonable service credited to the member that have not actually been worked by the member, i.e. these do not form part of actual reckonable service. Notional added years may be awarded in cases of death in service, ill health retirement, in respect of certain recruitment qualifications/experience etc.
Eligible members may purchase notional service under the purchase of notional service scheme, subject to relevant criteria.
Generally refers to additional years of reckonable service purchased by a scheme member in accordance with the terms of the relevant purchase of notional service scheme.
Some members may be credited with notional added years in certain circumstances, e.g. retirement on ill health grounds.