Guides & Factsheets

 

This section highlights all guides and factsheets which have been generated to assist deferred members in understanding their benefits and their pension. 

Joining or rejoining the scheme? - A Brief Guide to Your Pension

Thinking about joining or rejoining the scheme? The Brief Guide to Your Pension provides basic information on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).



Leaving the Scheme? Leaving the LGPS Guide

Changing jobs or opting out of the Scheme?  The Leaving the LGPS Guide provides information for members who are about to leave the LGPS.



About to retire? - Information for New Pensioners

About to retire? The Information for New Pensioners guide is a guide to the payment of your benefits on leaving the Scheme.



Are you a Councillor? - A Guide to Your Pension

Our Councillor Full Scheme Guide provides basic information on the LGPS specifically for Councillors. 



Survivors Pension for a Cohabiting Partner

In the event of your death a survivors pension may be payable to a co-habiting partner, subject to certain conditions.

A survivor’s pension will only be paid to a co-habiting partner if the co-habiting partner satisfies the required conditions that have been met for a continuous period of at least 2 years immediately prior to the member’s death.

The required conditions are:
  • both the member and their co-habiting partner were free to marry each other or to enter into a civil partnership with each other, and
  • the member and their co-habiting partner have been living together as if they were husband and wife, or civil partners, and
  • neither the member or their co-habiting partner have been living with someone else as if they were husband and wife or civil partners, and
  • either the co-habiting partner is financially dependent on the member or they are financially interdependent on each other.