The digital issue of 'The Honeypot' newsletter for Pensioners 2017

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Local Government Pensions will increase by 1% in 2017
On 10 April 2017, local government pensions will increase by 1%. This increase is calculated in line with September 2016’s CPI inflation figure.
 Free travel for the over 60s
Merseytravel offers a concessionary travel pass to Merseyside residents aged 60 and over, giving free local travel on buses, trains and Mersey Ferries within the Merseyside area.
 Your P60 End of Tax Year Certificate                Pension increases at State Pension Age
In May, Merseyside Pension Fund will post a P60 certificate to everyone who received a pension in the Tax Year 2016/2017.
If you reached State Pension Age (SPA) before
6 April 2016, payment of the increases to your pension may be shared between
Merseyside Pension Fund and the government.
Download 'The Honeypot'     State Pension top-up deadline
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If you reached your state pension age before 6 April 2016, you have until Wednesday 5 April 2017, to apply to top up your state pension by up to £25 a week by paying a one-off lump sum.
Changing your Bank Details     Changing your Address  
For security reasons, we cannot accept a change of your payment details over the telephone. You must inform us of this change in writing.
Please can you notify us if you change your address as soon as possible.
Did you know that Merseyside Pension Fund also has a secure online service?
We complete more and more of our daily tasks online. MyPension allows pensioners to:
  • Report changes to the personal information which we hold - home address,
  • Check the details of what you are paid each month, and
  • Check the details on your annual P60 Tax certificate, and
  • Contact us with a query
If you wish to use MyPension for the first time, please register here