Fund Forms & Guides
Please complete this form if you want Merseyside Pension Fund to pay some or all your annual allowance tax charge on a mandatory basis. We can only pay tax charges to HMRC that relate to pension savings made with the Fund.
Please complete this form if you want Merseyside Pension Fund to pay some or all your annual allowance tax charge on a voluntary basis. We can only pay tax charges to HMRC that relate to pension savings made with the Fund.
This guide is for those employees who were contributing members of the LGPS on 1 April 2014 or who have subsequently joined. The guide is for employees in England or Wales and reflects the provisions of the LGPS and overriding legislation at the time of publication.
This is a shortened version of the above guide for employees who were contributing members of the LGPS on 1 April 2014 or who have subsequently joined.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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