Defence Forces Pension Information

1.    Occupational pension benefits

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Click here for booklets on the relevant pension schemes

Click here for Internal Disputes Resolution Procedure for Defence Forces Pensions Schemes

Click here for Limited Appeals Process for Spouses and Children’s Pension Scheme membership options


2.    Disability pension benefits

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3.    Personal injuries compensation scheme for members of the Reserve Defence Force  

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Since October 2015 all Defence Forces pensions from the Department of Defence are paid by the Payroll Shared Service Centre (PSSC).  The PSSC is responsible for processing monthly pensions and for making all statutory and voluntary deductions



Contact : Tel. 076 1002 702; email; or write to PSSC Helpdesk,  Payroll Shared Service Centre, Áras an tSáile, Renmore, Galway, H91 AN2E.


PENSION TERMS OR ENTITLEMENTS  - Pensions Administration, Department of Defence  

Contact : Tel. 091 743 900 or Lo-Call 1890-426444 (extension 3900);

email or write to Pensions Administration Section, Finance Branch, Department of Defence, Áras an tSáile, Renmore, Galway, H91 AN2E.

Information on entitlements, pension & gratuity rates etc., by way of booklets and documentation prepared by the Pensions Administration Section, Department of Defence, is available widely throughout the Defence Forces (DF), including on the DF Intranet.  This information and these booklets are also issued on request from the Pensions Administration Section. 

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information shown on these web pages. However, as these are not contractual documents, they convey no right to benefit. All benefits under the Defence Forces pension code are governed by the relevant statutes, rules, terms and conditions and other relevant provisions, agreements, arrangements, circulars and/or other instruments, which comprise the pension terms and are also subject to any other relevant legislation and to public service pensions policy.


Databank Privacy Notice

This notice applies to all members of the Single Pension Scheme whose personal data is to be stored in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform Single Scheme databank; it has been prepared in accordance with the European Union's General data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into effect in May 2018.

The notice is provided to promote transparency in the processing of personal data and to provide information to members of the pension scheme as to why data is being collected, the type of data being collected, the legal basis for the processing of personal data and how members can exercise their information rights.

Single Scheme Databank Privacy Notice