If you have a new account but are having problems posting or verifying your account, please email us on for help. Thanks :)
Hello all! Please ensure that you are posting a new thread or question in the appropriate forum. The Feedback forum is overwhelmed with questions that are having to be moved elsewhere. If you need help to verify your account contact

public sector pension break in service

  • 21-06-2022 7:27pm
    Registered Users Posts: 246 ✭✭

    Hi Folks,

    I have been in the Public Sector since 2003. I am leaving my current employers to start in another public sector body.

    I am due to finish up this week; however, due to Unusual/ Unforeseen circumstances, I want to push out my start date in the new role. I was planning to have 2/3 weeks off (unpaid), meaning I will have no employment for the break.

    I'm worried this will constitute a break in service and may affect my pension.

    I have searched online, but I can't get clarification.

    I'd appreciate any advice on this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,633 ✭✭✭wench

    I don't think such a short break will cause you any issue.

    The threshold is 26 weeks before you would get moved from your existing scheme to the single scheme.