TOTAL MEMBERSHIP FOR DEFERRED MEMBERS
The first important element used in working out your benefits is your total membership. This normally includes:
- how long you have been a member of the LGPS worked out in years and days - not including membership for which you already receive a LGPS pension or hold a deferred pension
- membership purchased by a transfer into the LGPS from another scheme or pension plan
- augmented membership granted by an employer
If you have worked part-time, your total membership is reduced to its part-time equivalent length to calculate retirement benefits, although calendar length is used to decide if you are eligible for a benefit.
Any ill health enhancement awarded is not calculated in total membership, it is subsequently added, scaled down in proportion to the part-time hours worked.