f you are an employee with less than 2 years’ qualifying service* then you can apply for a refund of your own contributions less 20% tax, unless you are a member of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme and are going to another public body. Members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme who leave UCD to take up employment in another public body will continue their Single Scheme membership with their new employer and will not be entitled to any refund of contributions.
*Qualifying service is a minimum period of two calendar years in which you are in service, whether full-time, work-sharing or part-time. Transferred service also counts towards qualifying service. For members of the Single Public Service Pension Scheme you must include any earlier periods of Single Scheme membership that you may have had with other employers when determining your qualifying service.
Application for Refund of Pension Contributions
The Pensions Office will contact all staff members within 6 weeks of leaving the University with regard to their leaving pension options. Should you be deemed to have less than the 2 years qualifying service, you will receive an application form for a refund of pension contributions.
Please note this form will be issued to you by email.
Please ensure your personal email address is updated via my email preferences in your Info Hub profile or email HRHelpdesk@ucd.ie with your email address. Upon completion of the form please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have completed and returned this form to the Pensions Office your refund will be paid in the next available payroll run by EFT (electronics fund transfer) to the Irish Bank Account to which your salary from UCD was last paid.