In general, all employees in pensionable positions, recruited prior to 1 January 2013, are members of the HSE Employee Superannuation Scheme.
Staff members that transferred from specified bodies (e.g. former Health Boards) to the HSE on 1 January 2005 are also members of the HSE Employee Superannuation Scheme; however, they are entitled to the pension terms that applied to them as at 31 December 2004 (i.e. the Local Government Superannuation Scheme (the “LGSS”)).
The HSE Pension Scheme provides a wide range of benefits to pensionable employees, including:
- lump sum on retirement
- pension on retirement
- death-in-service gratuity
- spouse's and children’s pension, and
- ill-health retirement benefits.
See an information booklet providing a general outline of the pre-existing schemes.