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Deferred member (no longer paying in)

2021 deferred benefit statements will be posted to home addresses at the beginning of August.

If you leave or opt out of the LGPS with more than 2 years membership, you are entitled to deferred benefits. Find out about the leaver process

Your benefits are held in the LGPS until either:

  • you decide to transfer them to another pension arrangement, or
  • they are due to be paid.

Your deferred benefits increase each year with the cost of living. We send a deferred benefit statement to your home address every summer. It tells you the value.

If you are entitled to deferred benefits, you cannot receive a refund of your contributions. If you have less than 2 years membership in the scheme, you may be entitled to a refund. We will write to you to let you know.

Please let us know if you change your address. Complete the change of address form

The Elmes v Essex judgement changed legislation regarding cohabiting partners of LGPS members who died before April 2014. Find out about the Elmes v Essex judgement