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public sector pension break in service

  • 21-06-2022 7:27pm
    Registered Users Posts: 241 ✭✭ floyd333

    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: 1,530 ✭✭✭ 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.