Fund Forms & Guides
The LGPS is a valuable part of the pay and rewards package of employees who are entitled to join the Scheme. You can take control by choosing to pay more or less into your pension. The LGPS protects you and your dependants with a range of benefits, click here for a summary Highlights of the LGPS
This guide is for employees who were contributing members of the LGPS on 1 April 2014 or who have subsequently joined and goes into more detail about the valuable benefits.
Your employer will normally automatically enrol you as a member of the LGPS when you start local government employment. However, there are some exceptions. Please check with your employer if you are eligible to join the LGPS before completing this form.
From 1 April 2014, members can elect to move to the 50/50 section of the Scheme by completing this form. The 50/50 section allows you to pay half your normal contributions in return for half your normal pension build up.
You should complete this form if you wish to leave the 50/50 section and re-join the main section of the LGPS and pay your normal contributions and build up your normal pension.
This form gives you the opportunity to express your wish as to who would benefit from the payment of three years’ pay, should you die in service, or the balance of 10 years worth of your pension, should you die under age 75 but within 10 years of retiring.
This form gives councillor members the opportunity to express your wish as to who would benefit from the payment of twice your career average pay, should you die in service, or the balance of 5 years worth of your pension, should you die within 5 years of retiring.
If you are not married or part of a registered civil partnership, but currently living with a ‘partner’, you can, by completing the Cohabiting Partners Notiification for Survivor’s Pension form, name a ‘survivor’ who, in the event of your death and provided the required criteria are satisfied at the tie of your death, would be eligible to receive a Survivor’s Pension payable for life.
This guide provides information about how members of the Local Government Pension Scheme can build up extra savings for retirement with an AVC.
The purpose of this guide is to assist members with their retirement planning. It should not be used instead of financial advice. If you require financial advice, you should appoint an independent financial advisor.
This form needs to be completed and returned to the Fund. It allows you to apply to keep your current membership separate from previous spells in the LGPS. Similarly, if you have ever paid into another pension scheme, you can apply to transfer into the LGPS. Both applications must be made within 12 months of joining.
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