A friend, who is about to finally start claiming her small teachers pension, seems to think that she can no longer work as a teacher in any capacity when she claims this pension. I'm a couple of years off this myself, but surely this cannot be right. Does this mean, when in receipt of a teacher's pension you cannot: do any work at all: do any work as a full time (permanent?) teacher do any work as a supply teacher or a TA or a tutor etc? Also is there a similar restriction after you start claiming your state pension? If there is, this seems to run contrary to the government's aim of encouraging us all to work until we die so we will never have to claim our state pensions. I know the obvious answer is to go the FAQ section of the TPS website, but I am having problems accessing this at the moment. Also, I would be very interested to know how this works, or could work, in practise.