USS is now under attack

  • The employers want to end guaranteed pension benefits.
  • They say your final pension should depend on how your 'investments' perform and not on your contributions.
  • We say it's wrong to risk our members' futures.

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Additional pension benefits

The Teachers' Pension Scheme allows members to pay in extra money to top up their pension.

Members can purchase in blocks of £250, up to a maximum of £5,000 extra money to top up only the annual pension, and can pay extra to have the additional benefits passed on as part of the survivor pension. These can be purchased by lump sum or monthly payment, and details of the cost are available on using the calculator for additional pension benefits. The additional benefits are linked to price increases from the first pay

Last updated: 1 February 2016