Archive for December 10th, 2010

Information Circular No 34/2010 – Pension Implications – Budget 2011

Friday, December 10th, 2010

The Minister for Finance in his Budget 2011 speech outlined a number of measures in relation to Adjustments to Public Service Pensions:  Adjustments to Public Pensions: In relation to Public Service Pensions, the Minister for Finance made the following statement: “Public service pensioners have so far been unaffected by the reductions imposed on serving staff.  […]

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Information Circular No 33/2010 – SAVE MONEY TODAY AND EVERYDAY – Car Insurance/Mortgage Protection/Home Insurance/Life Assurance/Savings

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Your health is your wealth; but just how healthy is your wealth?  Now is the right time to avail of a FREE Financial Health Check.  PDFORRA are delighted to present O’Hanrahan & Associates in association with OHC Insurances Limited to provide independent financial advice to all members of PDFORRA.  The main aim in providing this […]

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Information Circular No 32/2010 – Last Minute Additional Voluntary Contributions – AVCs

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Significant numbers of PDFORRA members will retire from the Defence Forces this year.  If you are planning on retiring and are aged over 50, you may have an opportunity to increase your tax-free cash entitlement when you retire.  What is a Last Minute AVC? :                     A Last Minute AVC is a revenue approved mechanism which […]

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Information Circular No 31/2010 – Ensure You Secure the Cheapest Health Insurance

Friday, December 10th, 2010

All members who have health insurance policies should review them to ensure that they are securing the cheapest policies that provide them with the level of cover that is required.  In seeking to secure the best value all members should ask their health insurance provider for a quote – and follow this up with a […]

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Information Circular No 30/2010 – Entitlement to Below Defence Forces Medical Standards Pension between 12 and 21 Years Service

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Members who are discharged between 12 and 21 years service may be entitled to a Below Defence Forces Medical Standard Pension – subject to being discharged under DFR A10, Para 58(p) “Below Defence Forces Medical Standards”. All members in the above position should ensure that the reason for discharge is recorded as “Below Defence Forces […]

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