Left an employment (or opted out) before 31 March 2014 with deferred benefits with 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 for these deferred benefits to be transferred to your new pension account.
Where you elect for that to happen, the membership you built up before 1 April 2014 will 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.