Information Circular No 9/2010: PENSION LEVY REFUNDS ON DISCHARGE IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES

By Industrial Relations Officer

All members should be aware that where they are discharged from the Defence Forces by purchase, do not qualify for a pension /gratuity payment and they do not transfer their service to another public service body for superannuation purposes they will receive a refund of their pension-related deduction (pension levy).

The above provisions are outlined in Section 6 of the Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Act 2009. 

All members in the above circumstances should make it clear to Pension Section on discharge that a refund of their pension-related deductions (pension levy) should be made to them.

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