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Guides and factsheets

Find out further information about the LGPS in the following scheme guides and factsheets.

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FAQs: Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs for scheme members (DOCX, 69.4 KB)

Answers some common questions about COVID-19 and your pension.

Guide: Promotional guide to the LGPS (PDF, 194.7 KB)

Provides a brief outline of the scheme.

Guide: A brief guide to the LGPS (PDF, 2.0 MB)

Includes information about the key benefits of the scheme.

Guide: A guide to the LGPS for employees in England and Wales (PDF, 2.6 MB)

Explains the full benefits available to you as a scheme member and how the scheme works.

Guide: Building up extra savings

How to build up extra pension savings by paying Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) in the LGPS.

Guide: The Qs and As of retirement

Answers the main questions surrounding retirement including how your benefits are calculated and how they are paid.

Guide: Expression of wish for payment of death grant

A lump sum death grant may be payable in the event of your death. This guide includes the form for you to nominate who you wish to receive the lump sum death grant.

Guide: Retirement declaration form - a guide

Information about how to complete the Retirement declaration form. Members who are about to retire must complete the form so their benefits can be paid. The form is not available on the website. The employer gives it to current members.

Guide: Guide to your estimate documents

Explains the documents you receive with an estimate of your benefits. Your employer requests an estimate for you within 6 months of the expected date of taking your pension.

Guide: Retirement planning guide (PDF, 385.8 KB)

This guide is for you if you are currently paying into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) and you are planning your retirement.

Guide: Internal Dispute Resolution Procedure (IDRP) (PDF, 529.4 KB)

If you are unhappy with a decision made regarding your pension, you have the right to ask for that decision to be looked at under the formal complaints procedure (IDRP).