You are automatically entered into the Northern Ireland Teachers’ Pension Scheme (NITPS) if you are a teacher in eligible employment between the ages of 18 and 75.

Members needing assistance accessing their pension entitlements should contact the Northern Ireland Centre.

If you need general information about the NITPS, the most comprehensive source is the NITPS website.


The Northern Ireland Government’s consultation on the proposed remedy for age discrimination in the Teachers’ Pension Scheme ends on 17th November 2020. The NASUWT encourages all members to respond to this consultation, which impacts on the pension benefits and the pension age of 100,000s of teachers.

The NASUWT has produced advice for members on responding to the consultation in the September pensions bulletin below.

Consultation on Transition of TPS Bulletin September 2020 (Northern Ireland)