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Some members, who joined the Scottish Teachers’ Superannuation Scheme (STSS) will not join the Teachers’ 2015 scheme and continue to earn benefits in the STSS. This is because they were close to retirement when the Teachers’ 2015 scheme was launched.

You must have been paying into the scheme on 1 April 2012 and 1 April 2015 to qualify.

Information relevant to you can be found on the main area of the SPPA website

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Members who joined before 1 April 2007

If, on 1 April 2012, you were age 50 or over you will not join the Teachers’ 2015 scheme but will remain in the STSS. 

This is known a full protection. If you qualify for full protection you will continue to earn benefits in the STSS and see no change how they are calculated or when you can retire.

SPPA will write to you if you qualify. Alternatively, if you have not already done so, you can answer the questions by clicking on the link "What does this mean for me?"

If you do not quite qualify for full protection, you may still qualify for tapered protection. Find out more.

Members who joined on or after 1 April 2007

If, on 1 April 2012, you were age 55 or over you will not join the Teachers’ 2015 scheme but will remain in the STSS

This is known a full protection. If you qualify for full protection you will continue to earn benefits in the STSS and see no change how they are calculated or when you can retire.

SPPA will write to you if you qualify. Alternatively, if you have not already done so, you can answer the questions by clicking on the link "What does this mean for me?"

If you don't quite qualify for full protection, you may still qualify for tapered protection. Find out more.


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