Left an employment (or opted out) before 31 March 2014 and did not have a continuous break of more than 5 years in active membership of any public service pension scheme and rejoined the LGPS after 31 March 2014
You can elect within 12 months of rejoining to be treated as a member of the Scheme on 31 March 2014 and 1 April 2014.
If you choose to be considered a member of the scheme on these dates, your membership (built up) before 1 April 2014 will automatically be joined with your new pension account and will continue to be calculated as a final salary benefit with your final pay when you leave the active employment used to work out the benefits for your pre 1 April 2014 membership.
If you do not choose to be considered a member of the Scheme on 31 March 2014 and 1 April 2014, you can elect for the membership you built up before 1 April 2014 to purchase an amount of pension under the rules of the scheme at the time of the transfer and this will be added to your active pension account.
If you do not make such an election you will retain separate deferred benefits.
If you elect to keep your deferred benefits separate from your new active pension account then the value of the deferred benefits will increase to keep up with the cost of living.