What if I have two or more LGPS jobs and leave some but not all of them?
If you have two or more jobs in which you pay into the LGPS at the same time and you leave one (or more) but not all of them, and you are entitled to deferred benefits from the job (or jobs) you have left, your deferred benefits from the job that has ended are automatically transferred to the active pension account for the job you are continuing in, unless you elect to keep them separate.
If you wish to keep your deferred benefits separate you must elect to do so within 12 months of rejoining the LGPS, unless your employer allows you longer. This in an employer discretion and you can ask your employer what their policy is on this matter.
If you are not entitled to deferred benefits from the job (or jobs) you have left, you cannot have a refund of your contributions and you must transfer your benefits to the pension account for the job you are continuing in.
Please note that special rules apply if you were a member of the LGPS in England or Wales on or before 31 March 2014 – please see the section, 'Transferring Pension Rights into the LGPS' for more information.
Additionally, if you have membership built up before 1 April 2014 which you aggregate with the membership in the job you are continuing in, then this membership is adjusted to reflect any difference in the whole-time rates of pay between the jobs as follows: