Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme
The Scottish Teachers' Superannuation Scheme (STSS) is a contributory scheme administered by the Scottish Public Pensions Agency on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. The SPPA is also responsible for scheme regulations. It is a defined benefit ‘final salary' scheme and is one of the most important and valuable benefits available to teachers. The STSS not only provides you with a lump sum and regular income after you retire but also provides your family or other dependants with financial protection after you die.
The STSS is contracted-out of the State Second Pension (S2P) on a Reference Scheme Test basis that means the STSS guarantees to pay benefits which are at least as high as those the state would pay. Although you will be contracted out of S2P you will receive the Basic State Pension in addition to your teacher's pension.
The STSS is a statutory scheme subject to the Teachers' Superannuation (Scotland) Regulations 2005 (as amended). Nothing on this website overrides the provisions of these regulations.
This website is designed to offer you as much information as possible, whether you are a current member, a pensioner receiving benefits from the Scheme, or an employer.