If you are an employee with less than 2 years’ qualifying service* then you can apply for a und 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 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, worksharing 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
Please follow the link to the Refund of Pensions Contributions form: Application Form for Refund of Pension Contributions. Upon completion of the form please forward it to email@example.com.
Once you have completed and returned this form to the Pensions Office please allow up to 6-8 weeks for receipt of your refund which will be paid to you by EFT (electronics fund transfer) to the Irish Bank Account to which your salary from UCD was last paid.
If you are entitled to a refund of pension contributions you may also be entitled to a refund of any pensions levy paid. This is not a refund from the pension fund and must be refunded through UCD Payroll. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries on refunds of pensions levy.