Elect to receive benefits


Please note there are different rules on when you can receive your benefits depending on the date you left the LGPS.

2018 Amendment Regulations

Some changes have been made to the Scheme rules. The most significant amendment is a change in the early payment date for some deferred members.

With effect from 14 May 2018, deferred members who left the Scheme before 1 April 2014 are now able to elect to take their pension on a reduced basis at age 55.

If you left the scheme between 1 April 1998 and 31 March 2014 you now have the flexibility to take your benefits anytime between age 55 and the eve of your 75th birthday.

These provisions are already available to those Members who left the Scheme after 31 March 2014.

Pension Credit Members can now also to elect to receive their benefits earlier than before on a reduced basis.

Please note - if you opted out of your LGPS membership (at any date) and you are still employed in that same employment, you will not be able to claim your deferred benefits until you cease that employment.

The Amendment Regulations are published online at LGPS Regulations.