Nomination and Other Forms


This part of the website contains our frequently used forms and details of how to nominate a beneficiary in instances of death, or move to the 50/50 section of the Scheme.

Joining the Scheme?

Joining the LGPS form -  If you have opted out and wish to rejoin the LGPS, please complete this form and return it to us. 

Would you like to nominate a beneficiary to receive a Death Grant payment after your passing?

Death Grant Nomination Form - If you wish to nominate a beneficiary or beneficiaries of any Death Grant payable in the event of your death, please complete this form. 


Just got married or divorced?

If you have recently been married or divorced you need to notify us. We will need to see evidence of the original marriage certificate or decree absolute in the case of a divorce. You can either visit the office during opening hours or send the certificates recorded delivery to our address. All certificates received are returned to you by recorded delivery. Please visit the 'Contact Us' tab


Co-habiting Partner - Qualifying Conditions

Spouses and registered civil partners are automatically entitled to a survivor's pension for the rest of their life in the event of your death. There is also provision for a survivor's pension to co-habiting partners, subject to qualifying conditions. No form needs to be completed. Qualifying Conditions for a Co-habiting Partner Survivor's Pension.

Want to notify us of your change of address?

If you need to notify us of your change of address, this needs to be in writing or you can do it online.

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

Thinking about joining or rejoining the scheme? The Brief Guide to your pension (Version 2.0 April 2019) provides basic information on the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). See the Full Scheme Guide (Version 5.1 - May 2019) for further information.

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 Retirement Process guide explains the different ways you can retire from the Scheme.

If you send in your certificates by registered post or recorded delivery they will be returned to you via the same method.
Should you feel uneasy about sending in your Original Certificates through the mail, please feel free to visit our office with no appointment necessary where your certificates will be registered and returned to you.