Transferring your pension benefits

What if I've been a member of the LGPS before and now want to re-join? 

If you rejoin the LGPS and you have deferred benefits in an LGPS fund in England and Wales your deferred benefits will normally be automatically joined with your new active pension account. If you want to retain separate deferred benefits then you must make such an election within 12 months of rejoining the scheme.  

 

What about any non-LGPS pension rights I have? 

If you have paid into another non-LGPS pension arrangement, you may be able to transfer your previous pension rights into the LGPS (provided you are not already drawing them as a pension). You only have 12 months from joining the LGPS to opt to transfer your previous pension rights, unless your employer and pension fund allows you longer. Please contact us to request a transfer.