About the Scheme

The First Active Pension Scheme  is your way to save for your retirement. Through the Scheme , you’re able to receive a regular income in retirement.

This website allows you to view your benefits, run retirement quotes, and access additional information about your pension benefits and your investments to prepare you for retirement. For more information, access the Useful Documents page on your pension record.

Want to know how much your loved ones will get from the Scheme when you die? The amount will depend on which part or ‘schedule’ of the Scheme you’re in, and whether you’d already started getting a monthly pension when you die. You can download a copy of your schedule specific benefit factsheet to keep for your records, by logging on to Your pension record > Useful documents.

It is important that you keep your personal details updated on your pension record so we can continue to provide you with the most up-to-date information. To update your personal details, login to your pension record.

Learn more about the Scheme

You can read more about the First Active Pension Scheme in the corresponding Member Guides. For Non-Contributory members of the First Active Pension Scheme, you can access the member guide here. For members contributing 6.5% to the First Active Pension Scheme, you can access the member guide here.

Getting advice

If you want to get personal advice about something to do with your pension or get a recommendation on what to do with your retirement savings, you might want to speak to an regulated financial adviser. You'll have to pay for their advice, but your pension is a valuable benefit, so you should find it is money well spent.

You should only use a financial adviser regulated by the Central Bank. You can read more about finding a regulated financial adviser near you on the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) website.

Avoiding pension scams

Sadly, there are people out there who try and scam those close to retirement out of their savings, often suggesting they can access more of their money tax-free by transferring offshore in return for a fee. This cannot be done, and you will not only be out of pocket on the fee, but you'll also get a hefty tax bill. This is just one way that scammers try to get to your hard-earned retirement funds.

Don't accept any offers of advice from people who contact you out of the blue - they could be a scammer. Advisers must be regulated by the Central Bank. You can quickly check if an adviser is genuine if you look them up on the Central Bank website.

You can learn more on avoiding pension scams on the CCPC website here.

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